Russia plans to create a moon colony by 2040, the federal space agency announced on Wednesday after discussions on the country's long-term site program.
A previous program created by the federal space agency Roskosmos in 2014 envisaged a three-stage plan to send human rights to the lunar surface to set up infrastructure for a colony. Hundreds of aspiring Cosmonauts has presented applications ready to become the first Russian to land on the Moon.
"The lunar program will be implemented in several stages by 2040," said Roscommos said Wednesday after a promise with the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The first stage of the launch of a module to moon orbit, the news of the RBC news website, citing Nikolai Sevastyanov, the head of Russia's tsinimash federal rocket and spacecraft development corporation.
The second phase will be directed to send the country's first mission to the Moon and start building a long-term base between 2025 and 2034. The program ' The third stage envisions the completion of the base's construction by 2040 and the establishment of a "moon exploration system."
Construction of the lawn colony is set to begin later in 2025, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency called Yevgeny Mikrin, Russia's main designer of muner spot programs, said during a presentation of the design lunar program on Wednesday.
Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roskosmos, said that the final document for the lunar program will be finalized by late February 2019.
In the member of the Gems session, the scientists also set up a telescope on the dark side of the moon to collect data from space as part of the lunar program, Rustam Daghsessanskiy, the director of the Pushinsky Observatory, told RIA Novosoti.