China assumes that by 2028 it will be able to build rockets capable of carrying manned missions to the moon, the main Chinese organization dealing with the space program said on Wednesday. The new structure will be able to carry spacecraft weighing from 15 to 50 tons towards the Earth satellite.
In addition, the rocket will be able to carry a spacecraft weighing 12 to 44 tons toward Mars, added Liu Bing, deputy chief designer of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The new technology was announced at China’s largest aviation exhibition in Zhuhai, southern Guangdong Province.
According to previous announcements by the Beijing government, the Chinese space program has assumed that it will be able to carry out a manned mission to the moon by 2030.
Reuters reports, although China is accelerating its space conquest, it still lags behind the United States. NASA sent a manned mission to the Moon for the last time in 1972, and plans to land again on the Silver Globe in 2024.
In 2003, China became the third country, after the United States and the former Soviet Union, to send a man into space on a home-made rocket. Since then, the People’s Republic of China has been trying to catch up with the United States and Russia in order to become a power in this field by 2030.
China is also building its own space station. Among other reasons, due to opposition, the United States was unable to reach the International Space Station (ISS). According to the plan, the Tiangong (“Heavenly Palace”) station is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022 and will orbit the Earth at an altitude of 350-450 kilometers. September 17 this year. The three Chinese astronauts (astronauts) returned to Earth after 90 days in the nascent space station, a space record for a Chinese space program. (PAP)
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