2021-02-15

Russia approves the plan to build a lunar research station with China, has rejected the U.S. cooperation plan

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Russian National Aerospace Corporation has signed a space cooperation document with the China National Space Administration, with a view to the moon and the universe Space for scientific exploration.

Reported that in December 2020, Rosneft President Dmitry Rogozin confirmed at a meeting of the Russian Federation Council that Beijing had proposed to Moscow for cooperation in exploring Jupiter’s moon Europa .

Russia approves the plan to build a lunar research station with China, has rejected the U.S. cooperation plan

▲Profile picture: 2020 In the early morning of December 17, 2005, the Chang’e-5 returner carried lunar samples and landed safely in the planned area of ​​Siziwang Banner, Inner Mongolia. (Xinhua News Agency)

Rogozin has been in contact with the United States in recent years, and the United States has invited Russia to participate in its Artemis moon landing program, which aims to allow astronauts to land on the moon safely by 2024 And return, and establish a normalized residency mechanism.

In mid-2020, Rogozin publicly announced that Moscow had given up participating in the Artemis moon landing plan because the plan had become a “large political project.”

Rogozin said at the time: “They do not intend to list the project as an international project, but plan to form a NATO-like project.”

The report also said that Rogozin also said, Russia opposes the plan of privatizing the moon and carrying out commercial development proposed by then US President Trump in 2020.

In an interview with the media, he said: “In any case, we will not allow anyone to privatize the moon. This is illegal and violates international law.”

In 1961, Russia’s predecessor, the Soviet Union, became the first country to send humans into space. Russia also plans to carry out a manned mission to the moon in 2031.

In December 2020, China will set another milestone in the field of space exploration-the Chang’e-5 probe successfully landed on the front of the moon.

It is reported that before that, Chang’e-4 had landed on the back of the moon in 2019, becoming the world’s first spacecraft to softly land and patrol the back of the moon.