China’s space ambitions

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China’s next robotic lunar lander will launch in 2024. France, Sweden, Russia and Italy will have their own equipment on board. Change’e 6 will collect samples near the lunar South Pole and return them to Earth, according to the project’s chief architect.
Other projects are to retrieve material from an asteroid, sending a rover to Mars, completing its orbital space station and achieving a manned lunar landing.
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China is especially active in terms of space this year. Besides the lunar lander you've mentioned, they plan to build their own space station in LEO and have already sent the first module to orbit.
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Thus China became the second country in the world after the United States to successfully send a probe to the surface of Mars, where it was able to continue working. Chinese scientists hope the six-wheeled rover will operate for at least 90 Martian days on the Utopia Plain in the northern hemisphere.
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This rover has good scientific instruments, so I suppose it'll give us some available information about the Mars.
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China's lunar program, also known as the Chang'e mission, in addition to relatively routine tasks like taking samples of lunar soil, also has a completely unprecedented goal: to land on the other side of the Earth's satellite. If China succeeds, it will become the world's first power to do that. The landing of the Chang'e-IV descent vehicle on the lunar surface will take place in two stages. First, a satellite station will be thrown behind the Moon, which will provide communication with the Earth, and only then the rest of the mission - with the descent vehicle and the rover - will go to the dark side of the Earth satellite, which will land on its surface.
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