Launched on August 10, just after Chandrayaan-3, Luna-25 aimed for the moon's south pole before India's spacecraft by August 21. Yet, Russia encountered an 'abnormal situation' during Luna-25's preflight descent.
What Actually occurred with Luna-25?
"The Russian space agency Roscosmos announced in a Telegram message: "During the procedure an abnormal situation occurred in the automatic station, which did not enable the procedure to be carried out as planned.
Roscosmos is investigating the situation, reporting that initial lunar flight data contained chemical elements from the lunar soil. Their instruments also detected a "micrometeorite impact," according to the Associated Press.