Russia has reported an “irregular state of affairs” at its moon-bound spacecraft which launched earlier this month.
Luna-25 is an unmanned robotic lander and the nation’s first mission to the lunar surface in almost 50 years.
It is aiming to the touch down on the moon’s south pole on Monday, however seems to have run into unspecified bother whereas making ready for a pre-landing orbit.
Russia’s house company, Roskosmos, stated its specialists have been analysing the state of affairs.
No additional particulars have been offered.
It comes per week after the craft’s data-collecting tools was switched on following its launch from Russia’s Vostochny cosmodrome within the nation’s far japanese Amur area.
Russia hopes when Luna-25 lands, it would spend a 12 months gathering samples of rock and mud to get a way of whether or not the moon might assist a everlasting base for people.