China plans research base on moon after the success of its far: China one day tried to establish a lunar base internationally, using the 3D printing technology to create facilities, the Chinese Space Agency said on Monday, on the far side of the Moon, the rover was removed.
The agency said that four more lunar campaigns have been planned while confirming the launch of an investigation by the end of the year to bring back samples from the moon.
The future projection will end with a mission to test the devices for the foundation of international moon research, Deputy Chief Commander of China’s Lunar Exploration Program Wu Yanhua said in a press conference.
China plans research base on moon after the success of its far
“China, the U.S., Russia, and Europe are all discussing whether to build a research base or a research station on the moon,” Mr. Wu said.
He said that scientists are looking for construction of lunar facilities, “we can use 3D printing technology”.
China took a major step in its ambition to achieve the status of space superpower when it became the first nation to land on the far side of the Moon on January 3.
Chang’e-4 Lander – named after the Moon goddess in Chinese mythology – released a rover which will be used in the Von Karman Crater, which is located in the South Pole-Aitken Basin.
Rover, known as Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit), was preparing to go back to work after waking up from five days of hibernation on Thursday.
Future mission – China plans research base on moon after the success of its far
“It will be the first time that we are capable of studying the origin and formation … (of) The dark side, including the moon’s age … Moon,” said the general designer of the Moon exploration Wu Weiren, Lunar Exploration programme.
Based on the mission’s success, China’s National Space Administration discussed the plans for future missions.
Chang’e-5 investigation, originally scheduled to collect moon samples in the second half of 2017, will be launched by the end of the year, said Mr. Wu.
The mission was retarded after its planned carrier, the powerful Long March 5 Y2 rocket, failed in a separate launch in July 2017.
After that mission, China will launch the Chang’e-6 to collect samples and bring them back to Earth on the southern pole of the moon, said Mr. Wu. “We will elect whether it will be done on the dark side of the moon or on the side of the moon on the basis of the sample -5.” They said.
He said that there will be Chang’e-7, which will conduct “a comprehensive exploration of the Moon the South Pole”, including its topography, material structure, and space environment.