Russia, China discuss technical aspects of joint lunar station

Russia, China discuss technical aspects of joint lunar station
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  • calendar-gray 03 February 2021

Russia’s state-run space corporation Roscosmos is in talks with its Chinese colleagues to determine scientific tasks for a lunar base and to discuss technical aspects of the project’s implementation, Deputy Director General for International Cooperation at the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos Sergey Savelyev told TASS, APA reports. 

"At present, work is under way to determine possible scientific tasks of mutual interest in the Moon research. Besides, possible technical implementation of the project is being analyzed," he said.

At the current stage, the lunar station project envisages broad international cooperation.

"Until agreements are reached with the Chinese partners and a relevant legal basis for cooperation is created, it will be too early to speak about engaging certain countries/organizations," the Russian space official added.

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