China’s aggressive lunar ambitions

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Oct 04, 2023

Beijing's big space plans

China’s space plans are extensive, with three lunar missions planned in quick succession this decade. Missions begin next year and extend to 2028.


Beijing’s Chang’e-6 mission in 2024 is slated to land on the far side of the moon and collect dust and rock samples there.


Chang’e-7 is scheduled to lift off in 2026 with the objective of searching for lunar resources on the moon’s south pole.


China’s 2028 plan includes Chang’e-8, which could look at how to utilise lunar materials. The mission is said to be of great scientific importance.

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Beijing’s Chang’e-6 will bring back first ever samples collected from the moon’s far side next year.

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