Madrid, 14 (Europe Press)
Xu Hongliang, a spokesperson for the China Aerospace Administration (CNSA), said China plans to launch a typical return mission to Mars around 2030, without providing further details.
After declaring China’s first mission to Mars – Tianwen 1 – “completely successful”, Hong Liang presented at a press conference other goals such as launching a probe to collect samples from a near-Earth asteroid, exploring a comet on a mission around 2025, and exploring the Jupiter system a year later. 2030.
In addition, China plans to launch the Chang’e-6 and Chang’e-7 lunar probes in the next five years to explore the environment and resources and collect samples from the moon’s polar region, Xu said.
By the end of 2022, China will complete the construction of its space station, where astronauts will be able to stay for long periods of time to conduct scientific experiments.
“We must coordinate space science, space technology and space applications, according to the principle of being technically feasible, economically affordable, and scientifically contributing,” CGTN quoted Xu as saying.
According to Xu, the development of heavy launch vehicles, reusable space transportation systems and satellite Internet will also be the focus of China’s future plans for space development.
The CNSA also said that partnerships and cooperation with nations will continue into the future, both in terms of Mars exploration and other deep forays into space.