Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), together with the Russian Academy of Sciences has developed a package of proposals for the lunar program Russia. The aim of the new program is operational consolidation in the prospective area of the Earth's satellite - the south pole of the moon.
Russian researchers will have to gradually expand the infrastructure previously reconnoitered bridgehead with favorable lighting conditions, due to the presence of the Earth and lunar resources.
At the same time the moon can place monitoring stations of the Earth stands for testing of new space and biomedical tools for training missions to Mars.
In the first stage of development of the South Pole is supposed to carry out the exploration, the second - to create the desired polygon, the third - to build a base.
During the development of the south pole of the moon with the help of automatic and manned assets will be determined by the most important technologies that are required in the future to develop.
According to a source in the Russian Space Agency, proposals for new lunar program will be considered by the Government, together with the draft of the Federal Space Program for 2016-2025 years. The program is scheduled plurality development activities aimed at the creation of technologies for the development of the Moon in 2026-2030 years.
It is reported that in April, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the defense and aerospace industry, said that Russia plans to gain a foothold on the moon forever . He justified this by the fact that the moon - the closest and the only available source of human extraterrestrial matter, minerals, minerals, volatile compounds, water.