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During the week of the 12th January 2022 in CNSA – China National Space Administration…. The third anniversary of the spirit of lunar exploration: the fourth phase of the lunar exploration project has been established, and the planetary exploration project will also start a new journey

Three years ago today, January 11, 2019, the CPC Central Committee, the State Council put forwarding  forward a “lunar Spirit” Chang E IV in lunar exploration mission a complete success of his message: chasing the dream, the courage to explore , collaborative tackling, and win-win cooperation .

The sixteen-character lunar exploration spirit is an important part of the Chinese Communists’ spiritual pedigree. It is a vivid portrayal of the “two bombs and one star” spirit passed down from generation to generation, and it is also the winning code to support the six battles and six victories of the lunar exploration project. . The spirit of lunar exploration enriches the connotation of the space spirit in the new era, and brings together magnificent spiritual power for the space dream and the Chinese dream.

Since the CPC Central Committee decided to implement the lunar exploration project, it has adhered to “integrated research and demonstration”, “one-stop tackling key problems” and “drawing a blueprint to the end”, and successfully completed the three-step strategic plan of “circling, falling, and returning” as scheduled, and China’s lunar exploration began. The new chapter of human lunar exploration has made China’s contribution to the development of aerospace technology and space science.

Wu Yanhua, deputy director of the National Space Administration, said in an interview with a reporter from the Central Radio and Television Station that the country has approved the fourth phase of the lunar exploration project, and China Aerospace is embarking on a new journey of deep space exploration step by step.

The four follow-up missions of China’s lunar exploration project include the Chang’e 6, Chang’e 7 and Chang’e 8 missions, which will be implemented successively in the next ten years.

According to the plan, China will first launch the Chang’e 7 probe to the south pole of the moon. Then, the backup Chang’e 6, the backup of Chang’e 5, will be launched for sampling return at the south pole of the moon. After Chang’e 6, Chang’e 8 will be launched to establish the basic model of the lunar scientific research station.

Wu Yanhua said: These three missions are mainly led by China, and we are also planning to cooperate with Russia to build a basic type of lunar scientific research station to better explore the lunar environment and resources, including how to peacefully utilize and develop lunar resources, in order to lay a solid foundation.

Wu Yanhua believes that open cooperation is an important way to get to the center of the world aerospace stage. At present, my country has signed nearly 160 cooperation agreements with more than 60 countries and international organizations, which have created conditions for China’s aerospace industry to go out and lead the implementation of large scientific plans and large scientific projects in the lunar and deep space fields.

Wu Yanhua emphasized that the first Mars exploration mission that has been implemented is the pioneering work of China’s interplanetary exploration, and the following tasks are still very long-term.

The country has approved the planetary exploration project. The planetary exploration project includes the first Mars exploration mission of Tianwen-1, and the follow-up mission of asteroid attachment and sampling return, Mars sampling return and Jupiter system exploration. The planetary exploration project is scheduled to be completed in the next 10 to 15 years. At present, my country is still carrying out the demonstration of the strategic plan for the medium and long-term development of aerospace, such as the detection of the edge of the solar system.


The starry sky is vast, and there is no end to exploration. Under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and vigorously carry forward and practice the spirit of lunar exploration, Chinese astronauts will make new contributions at a new starting point, continuously promote the innovation and development of China’s aerospace industry, and achieve high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement. Human beings make new and greater contributions to the peaceful use of space.














来源:中国的航天 Source: China Aerospace

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