Luna-26 is a project for the Moon studies from a circumlunar orbit.

The spacecraft will be launched using the Soyuz 2.1b from the Vostochny cosmodrome. The launch date is scheduled for 2024.

The project is funded by the State Space Corporation “Roscosmos” through the Federal Space Program for 2016-2025

The prime contractor is Lavochkin Science and Production Association

Science payload contractor is Space Research Institute,
Russian Academy of Sciences

Project Science Leader L.M. Zelenyi
Project Scientist A.A. Petrukovich
Chief constructor of science payload K.V. Anufreichik
Space Research Institute, Moscow (IKI)