Russia has reported that its Luna-25 spacecraft has crashed into the moon.

The spacecraft, designed to assess the moon’s potential for a human settlement, experienced a crash due to entering an “unpredictable orbit,” according to statements from the Russian space corporation.

Russia’s recently launched unmanned robot lander experienced a tragic fate, as it spiraled out of control and crashed due to an uncontrolled orbit.

Roscosmos, the Russian space corporation, revealed this incident on Sunday. The mishap followed an “abnormal situation” that Russian specialists were investigating on Saturday.

This mission marked Russia’s first attempt to reach the lunar surface in nearly half a century.

A Soyuz rocket carrying the Luna-25 moon lander lifts off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. (Image: AP)

The robot was intended to gather samples of rock and dust from the moon’s south pole, with a landing scheduled for Monday.

Regrettably, the space corporation lost contact with the craft as it encountered unspecified issues while preparing for its pre-landing orbit

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