China has outlined a series of ambitious new plans for space exploration, including a goal of discovering habitable planets outside the solar system by 2030.
Chairman of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) – Mr. Wu Yansheng revealed that By 2025, the country plans to launch probes to explore near-Earth asteroids and the main comet belt.. Furthermore, in the next 10 to 15 years, China will carry out a sample collection mission on Mars.
Still according to Mr. Wu Yansheng, China plans to implement these measures study of Jupiter and Uranus, as well as the solar system and its boundaries. By 2030, this country plans to deploy it named mission “Voice Search” to discover if there are planets outside the solar system suitable for human habitation.
According to CASC, China is also developing a new generation manned launch vehicle to meet the long-term strategic needs of lunar exploration. It is a three and a half story launch pad, 90 meters high, 5 meters in diameter and weighs approximately 2,187 tonnes at launch. This aircraft is expected to make its first flight in 2027.
A new heavy rocket model is Truong Chinh-9 is also under development. This is a three-stage super rocket, with a diameter of 10 meters and a height of 110 meters, capable of placing objects with a payload of 150 tons into near-Earth orbit, 50 tons in orbit. Lunar Transfer Orbit (LTO). The first flight of the Truong Chinh-9 is expected around 2030.
Images taken at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on the morning of November 30 show that the Shenzhou-15 ship successfully connected to the Thien Cung station. (Photo: THX/TTXVN)
Wu also shared the latest progress of China’s phase 4 lunar exploration mission. Chang’e-6 probe will move toward the invisible half of the Moon around 2025. The invisible half of the Moon is still the hemisphere. “Turn around” back on Earth.
Chang’e-7 (Chang’e-7) It is expected to study the environment and search for resources of the South Pole on the Moon around 2026. With the Chang’e-7 ship, Chang’e-8 (Chang’e-8) will be launched around 2028 to form the basic structure of the International Lunar Research Station.
China is also building “Lunar Internet” integrates data relay, navigation and remote sensing functions, with the hope that future astronauts, space engineers and scientists sent to lunar research stations can use the Internet to post on social networks as on Earth.
The Global Times newspaper reported that China was also monitoring them. reusable spacecraft will shuttle between Earth and space at low cost, with high reliability and flexibility.
Mr. Wu emphasized: “Our goal is to make China one of the world’s leading space powers by 2030 and promote China as a world space power by 2045.”
On the occasion of China Space Day (April 24) 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote a letter to top space scientists to encourage them “increase and expand space exploration and quickly transform China into a space power. »
China has spent recent decades gradually building its own space station called Thien Cung, modeled after the International Space Station (ISS). Thien Cung is located 161 km higher than the ISS and is 1/5 the size of the ISS.
It is expected that in the future the Thien Cung space station will have up to 6 modules, still considered modest compared to the ISS which has 17 modules including 8 American modules, 6 Russian modules, 2 Japanese modules and a European module. .
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China has presented a series of ambitious new space exploration projects, including the goal of discovering habitable planets by 2030…