Moon exploration must be carried out using automatic stations and on a rotational basis, said TASS scientific director of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Lev Zeleny.
In his opinion, the shift method of working on a natural satellite of the Earth is optimal due to high radiation. “Techniques always have failures, non-standard situations when human intervention is necessary,” the academician said.
Green is confident that in the future there will be a “commercialization of the moon.” “And this topic is a complex and open question, since its development can go according to the scenario of the Wild West,” the scientist was worried.
In April, the RIA Novosti agency, referring to the corresponding decision of the RAS Council on Space, reported that the first Russian mission could land on the moon without a piece of scientific equipment. At that time, the agency, citing Roskosmos, reported that the first Russian mission would land on the moon in October 2021. Later, Vladimir Kolmykov, director general of the Lavochkin Research and Production Association, said that with the launch of the Luna-27 heavy landing station in August 2025, Russia would claim a place on the Earth’s natural satellite.