China intends to send its first probe to Mars in 2020.
Chinese scientists plan to send its first probe to Mars orbit in 2020.
The PRC intends to intensify research and development of technologies for the delivery to the Earth samples of soil from Mars and asteroids, as well as an examination of the Jupiter. This is stated in a statement released on Tuesday the report on space activities of China.
“China is willing to make its first mission to study Mars, and master the key technology for reaching orbit, landing and surface research (planets)”, – the document says.
The programme for the development of space is also planned to increase the number of launches of heavy rockets in the next five years. Special attention in the PRC we intend to pay to improve the database on space debris and to establish the appropriate sharing of information with other countries to improve the protection of spacecraft.
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