China is looking to land spacecraft near permanently shadowed regions near the south pole of the moon to investigate the potential presence of resources trapped in craters.
China plans to set up a constellation around the moon to provide communication and navigation services for future complex operations on the lunar surface.
Roscosmos is looking to China as a supplier of components and a partner in missions following the invasion of Ukraine, but sanctions could still heavily impact any new plans.
A new heavy-lift rocket designed to be capable of sending Chinese astronauts to the moon could have its first flight in 2026, according to a senior engineer.
Chinese boots on the moon will be “entirely possible” by 2030 according to senior Chinese lunar program designer and engineer Ye Peijian.
China is showcasing a number of elements for future human lunar landing missions at a major airshow and stating that super heavy-lift rocket will be ready by 2028.
China’s main spacecraft maker is developing a human landing system for lunar missions as part of a national strategy, according to a report.
Russia and China unveiled a roadmap for a joint International Lunar Research Station Wednesday to guide collaboration and development of the project.
Russia and China are looking to secure new partnerships for the joint initiative to construct the ILRS robotic moon base.
Russia and China have formally invited countries and international organizations to join the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) project.
The Russian space agency Roscosmos anticipates additional negotiations with China at a conference in June, building upon an agreement on lunar exploration announced in February.
The Chinese and Russian space agencies signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday on construction of an international lunar research station.
Russia is preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding with China to cooperate on a vision for an international lunar research station (ILRS).