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  • China to establish robot station on moon

    2017-12-06 13:56:40.0
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    The schedule for the heavy-lift rocket was disclosed by Lu Yu, director of Science and Technology ...

    China to establish robot station on moon

    The schedule for the heavy-lift rocket was disclosed by Lu Yu, director of Science and Technology Committee of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, a State-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation branch institute. China plans to land the Chang'e-4 lunar probe on the dark side of the moon in 2018, the report said.


    In support of the lunar landing programme, China will launch a carrier rocket with a 100-ton-plus payload for the first time by about 2030, the report quoted a report of the symposium published on the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the central cabinet.


    The base can conduct bigger, more complicated research and experiments, state-run Global Times quoted space officials who announced the plan at an international symposium in Shanghai earlier. China's ambitious space programme included several manned missions, building a permanent space station and reaching to Mars.

    A sustainable robot station would enhance lunar geography studies and "have better energy efficiency than lunar rovers as the station can deploy a much bigger solar power- generator," he said.

    China is planning to establish a robot station on the moon to conduct bigger and more complicated experimental research on lunar geography.The station could slash the costs of returning rock samples to Earth, said Jiao Weixin, a Peking University space science professor.

    In support of the lunar landing programme, China will launch a carrier rocket with a 100-ton-plus payload for the first time by about 2030, the report quoted a report of the symposium published on the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the central cabinet.

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