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#1 2017-11-09 20:42:43

Registered: 2017-09-20
Posts: 313

China/Russia Agree to Cooperate on Deep Space Exploration & Spacecraft

China, Russia agree cooperation on lunar and deep space exploration, other sectors
Nov 02, 2017

China and Russia agreed to a deal on Wednesday committing the countries to cooperation in six space-related areas for the period 2018-2022.

The deal was one of around 20 agreements signed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Beijing at the 22nd regular meeting between the heads of government of China and Russia.

A press release from Roscosmos space agency states that the cooperation between Russia and China in the field of space consists of six sectors, including lunar and deep space, joint spacecraft development, space electronics, Earth remote sensing data, and space debris monitoring.

The programme had been agreed between Igor Komarov, head of Roscosmos, and Tang Dengjie, administrator of the China National Space Agency (CNSA).

Both countries are developing new launch vehicles, including China's Long March 8 and super heavy-lift Long March 9, and Russian Angara rocket family, and each has Moon exploration programmes, CLEP and Luna-Glob.

Roscosmos public communications had not replied to a request for further information on the specifics at time of publishing. … er-sectors


Russia, China sign rocket engine cooperation agreement
Science & Tech
June 27, 2016

The governments of Russia and China have signed an agreement aimed at providing legislation governing cooperation in the development of rocket engines and launch vehicles, Roscosmos said.

“An agreement was signed between the Russian government and the Chinese government on measures to protect technologies in connection with cooperation in the sphere of exploration and use of space for peaceful purposes and in the creation and operation of launch vehicles and ground-based space infrastructure in Beijing during the official visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin,” a report posted on the Roscosmos website said.

According to the report, the agreement was signed by Roscosmos Chief Executive Igor Komarov and Xu Dazhe, who represented the China National Space Administration (CNSA). … ent_606453


#2 2017-11-10 15:53:15

From: UK
Registered: 2008-03-24
Posts: 5,875

Re: China/Russia Agree to Cooperate on Deep Space Exploration & Spacecraft

No direct mention of Mars? Good! But doesn't mean they're not planning something.

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#3 2017-11-11 06:43:43

Registered: 2016-06-19
Posts: 1,261

Re: China/Russia Agree to Cooperate on Deep Space Exploration & Spacecraft

Not good, Louis. The West needs the spur to get people moving, and even if it doesn't Chinese and Russian people on Mars is better than no people on Mars.


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