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Crewed moon mission, tourism, Jupiter exploration


Long March-7 Y3 carrier rocket transporting the Tianzhou-2 cargo satellite launches from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, May 29, 2021 in Wenchang Province.

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China will lay the groundwork for high-level space accomplishments, such as exploration of Jupiter and a crewed mission on the moon.

With China, the second most populous economy in the world positioning herself to grow into a superpower space power within the coming years, the move is heating up another technology battlefront.

China has made notable space successes over the years.

Beijing is eager to build on these achievements. The State Council — China’s top executive body — released a white paper last week laying out the recent successes and goals for the period between 2021 and 2025 as part of the nation’s five-year development plan.

Below are some key elements of Beijing’s plan:

  • You can upgrade the spacecraft you use and conduct more research on reusable rockets.
  • Create new satellites to monitor carbon in the atmosphere, and conduct research on the next generation Beidou.
  • Launch its space telescope, Xuntian, and build its space station.
  • You should be focusing on the development of new technologies, such as autonomous spacecraft management and cleaning up space debris. which has become a huge problem. You can find space debris, also known as junk, nuts and bolts from satellites, disused rockets or parts of satellites floating about that can come into contact with other objects.

Moon, Mars and the Beyond

China stated that it would continue to research, plan and build new spacecraft and craft for crewed lunar landings. China also stated that it wants to collaborate with other nations to create a lunar research station.

Beijing, however, is not content with just looking at the moon’s surface. Researchers want to finish research about how to obtain samples from Mars, and then study these samples. China is also interested in laying the groundwork for Jupiter’s exploration. China declared last year its intention to explore Jupiter. plans to send a crewed mission to Mars in 2033You can also build your base there.

According to the State Council, satellite technology advancement can help businesses in Earth become more digital. It also offers economic benefits. This could be used to create new companies, such as space tourism or biomedicine.

China stated that it would continue to research space physics, which also includes searching for other planets with habitable soils.

Beijing will also plan to utilize its Mars and Moon probes, as well its space station, to perform experiments and research in biology, medicine, and materials.

Governance of space

China and America are engaged in an intense technological struggle for supremacy in every area of technology, from artificial intelligence to semiconductors. Their political disagreements have already reached the space realm.

The disagreement between China and the United Kingdom over last year’s so-called Artemis Accords (an agreement made by NASA) is an example of this. It seeks to establish rules for responsible space exploration. China was not a signatory, but other nations like Australia or the U.K. signed up.

China indicated that it would cooperate with other nations on areas ranging across global governance, crewed flight missions and international governance.

According to the paper, China “will actively participate under the UN framework in formulating international standards regarding outer-space activities and will collaborate with other nations to solve the problems in ensuring sustainability for long-term outer space activities.”

China said that it will also “conduct dialog with Russia, America and other countries” regarding global space governance.