China starts preparation for manned moon project, aiming for 2030

1 September 2023
2023-09-01 15:59

China has started the preparation work for landing Chinese people on the moon, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

The agency said they have planned to land the first Chinese person on the moon by 2030.They also described the supposed landing process.

The first step is to launch an unmanned moon orbiter and lander like the previous Chang'e lunar missions, after which a new-generation manned spacecraft will be sent up and dock with the orbiter.

The research and construction work of the project is already underway. The Wenchang Satellite Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province is planning to build a new Launchpad for the project.

The new spacecraft is an upgrade from the Shenzhou series that served China's manned space mission for decades, which will mainly be used for lunar missions while undertaking the space station missions.

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