LUNAR MISSIONS

5 MISSIONS TO THE MOON THAT FAILED

Published By Livemint | 21 Aug, 2023

Luna 25

Russia's first mission to the moon in 47 years failed after the Luna-25 spacecraft crashed into the Moon on 20 August 2023.
Here are 5 other popular Lunar missions that failed

Pioneer O

World's first lunar mission, led by the United States, failed just 77 seconds after lift-off owing to the rocket's first stage exploding.
Credit : NASA

Luna 1958(A,B,C), Luna 1960(A,B) & Luna 1963B 

Led by the former Soviet Union, these missions were unsuccessful due to rocket failures at various stages after launch
Credit : RKK Energiya

Longjiang-1

Launched in 2019, Longjiang-1 mission failed due to technical problems that prevented it from leaving Earth's orbit.

Beresheet

Launched in 2019, Beresheet was Israel's 1st lunar mission. It crashed on the moon's surface during soft landing.
Credit : SpaceIL

Chandrayaan-2

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 Mission failed in its lunar phase because its lander 'Vikram' crashed into the moon's surface