Russia and China intend to jointly implement a lunar station project

Experts from Russia and China are considering the possibility of joint implementation of the lunar station project. Reported by the agency TASS with reference to the general director of "Roscosmos" for international cooperation Sergei Savelyev.

According to the functionary, negotiations are underway between representatives of both countries about possible scientific tasks aimed at studying our natural satellite and of mutual interest. In addition, in parallel, specialists are working on options technical implementation of the joint project of the lunar station.

At the moment, a special thematic group has been created to discuss all aspects of future cooperation. At the same time, Russia and China are planning to start implementing the plans in broad international cooperation.

However, as Saveliev emphasized, it is too early to talk about attracting specific states. First, it is necessary to create a regulatory framework for cooperation with Chinese partners, and only then invite other countries to the project.

It is worth noting that earlier the representative of CNSA Xu Hongliang announced the intention of the Celestial Empire to continue the study of our natural satellite. At the same time, China is counting on close cooperation with Russia in the implementation of future projects.

Recall that in 2017, Roscosmos and CNSA signed a program of cooperation in the field of space for 2018-2022. At the end of 2020, Dmitry Rogozin said that earlier representatives of the PRC had proposed to join efforts within the framework of the program for exploring the moon with Europe.

At the same time, the United States is already working hard on its own project for a lunar station called Getaway. The Americans also plan to build and use the facility in cooperation with other countries. However, Russia refused to take part in the project, as it considers the role assigned to it secondary.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 3 February 2021 13: 03
    Russia and China intend to jointly implement a lunar station project

    -Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ...
    -It's now so "called" ...

    jointly implement the lunar station project

    - Well, gentlemen, the townsfolk, "Sinologists" ... - personally, I can "congratulate" everyone ...
    - Not so long ago ... - in the subject from January 16, 2021

    Why the project of the super-heavy launch vehicle "Yenisei" is postponed

    - Personally, I have already said that:

    Personally, I will say (I can say a rather seditious thing) ... - I will say about that; that personally I believe that ... what ... what ... that the Russian Space has simply "switched to work for China" ... - Something in Russia is somehow "moving" in the Russian Space ... for show. .. -simply create the appearance of work; and the main specialists and "resources" of the Russian Space are simply "plowing" for China ... - for the Chinese Space ... - I personally do not believe in the fantastic successful work of Chinese specialists in the field of Space ... - Something is not here then ...

    - Well ... - that's all and fell into place ... - Now it is not necessary to pretend ... - to compose something ...
  2. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 3 February 2021 13: 03
    Experts from Russia and China are considering the possibility of joint implementation of the lunar station project.

    Scientists utopians laughing For starters, at least someone really flew to the moon.
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 3 February 2021 13: 06
    create a legal framework for cooperation

    But the United States does not bother about such trifles as the regulatory framework - it has explicitly stated that they will not only oppose the PRC and the Russian Federation in the exploration of the Moon, but also do not consider the Moon as a common property and do not recognize the agreement on the activities of states on the Moon and other bodies.
    This predetermines not only political and legal problems, but also military ones.
  4. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 3 February 2021 13: 24
    So, "Star Wars" begins. The parties have decided. Question to the general public: What is it on the moon, and for what does all the fuss start?
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 3 February 2021 13: 45
    I say that Russia on its own can no longer do anything in space. China will take those technologies from Russia, which they themselves do not yet have, and then tosses us as the United States!
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 3 February 2021 14: 06
      If the suckers will throw it, it all depends on the parties, who will squeeze out more benefits in the negotiations and have the most in practical work ... the United States threw, because the liberals (in power) of the Russian Federation are on a leash with the United States ...
  6. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 3 February 2021 14: 03
    "Russia refused to take part in the project" - but that's a lie! We were stupidly kicked out because of Rogozin.
  7. orange Offline orange
    orange (ororpore) 3 February 2021 16: 52
    Although China has joint projects with Russia on a heavy helicopter, the SHFDMS aircraft, there are purchased technologies for the Soyuz rocket when Russia was selling technological developments from the USSR ... It is unlikely that China is now so technologically dependent on Russia. All they needed, they have already received and launched their own lunar rover to the moon. Rather, Russia is interested in a joint lunar program with China than vice versa, but whether it works or not, it's like bargaining for the price of cooperation.
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 February 2021 18: 38
    Throw. The trampoline is small, not enough for everyone.
    1. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
      Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 4 February 2021 00: 41
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Throw. The trampoline is small, not enough for everyone.

      The project on the base on the moon and the lunar station is long and too difficult for one state.

      It's not profitable to throw someone on the contrary, you need to think how to attract someone else.
      Two teams are planned, and there will be fierce competition between the teams.
      There will of course also be competition within the teams, but rather for leadership in different directions, but with varying success. Of course, China can try to take the most important role in such a team, but it will be too expensive for them and can lead to the frustration of the entire project.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 February 2021 10: 44
        This is clear.
        But the question is different. Whose economy is stronger?
        Who will pay? And whose cookies will be?
  9. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 4 February 2021 15: 28
    Well, they said that "techno" is not a format!
  10. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 5 February 2021 11: 06
    Russia and China intend to jointly implement a lunar station project

    In the Russian Federation they like to find someone who is richer and will pay for everything. This is the same as on the ISS the US pays and the Russian Federation skims the cream. And on the ISS itself from the Russian Federation, a couple of three of its modules, and even there one of them was built with American money.
    It is unlikely that the Chinese can already gain something useful from the Russian Federation in space technologies. Already outgrown in this RF. While negotiations. This is nothing.
    With regard to their promising orbital station, the Chinese simply declared to the whole world - "they are ready to cooperate with everyone who wishes."