The European and Russian space agencies have announced that they will be sending a lander to an unexplored area at the Moon’s south pole.
The plan is to send a number of missions to the Moon, with the long term goal to return of humans to the surface and perhaps permanent settlement.
The spacecraft will assess whether there is water, and raw materials to make fuel and oxygen.
The mission, called Luna 27, is set for launch in five years’ time.
The key group in this the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos.