China Moon Mission: After the discovery of new minerals on the moon, China is gearing up for three missions. Find out what comes with these moon missions.
Change Lunar Program: China wants to find the moon as soon as possible. To this end, Xi Jinping’s country is now aiming to launch three lunar missions over the next ten years as part of the Change lunar program. But there are other games behind these missions as well. Indeed, China’s National Space Administration has approved three future missions after the discovery of a new mineral on the moon.
China Moon Mission(lunar Mission)
According to a Bloomberg report, China is planning to launch three lunar orbiters in the next decade. Meanwhile, a report in The Global Times said that China became the third country to discover a new lunar mineral called a ‘change site (Y)’.
Samples from China’s Change-5 mission were retrieved and evaluated in 2020, and the mineral was not discovered until much later. The mineral is rich in helium-3, which could be a source of energy in the future.
The space race between the United States and China is gathering pace, and both countries are now eyeing the Moon’s south pole, where China wants to build a research base. China’s space efforts so far include sending a space station, an unmanned mission to the Moon, and a rover to Mars.
Meanwhile, NASA is trying to land humans on the Moon with its Artemis series of probes, with both attempts so far unsuccessful. Ultimately, the space agency is reportedly looking to send a crewed mission to the Moon.
So far only NASA has been successful in sending humans to the moon. However, with China’s fast-paced approach, experts believe that sending people to the moon can change very quickly.