China appears to be creating its dominance in the space fraternity as the days pass. As far as space development is concerned, China has been very aggressive. The Xi Jinping-led state does not just limit itself to space exploration but intends to answer questions and doubts beyond its planetary form. Check out all the plans curated by the CNSA and its upcoming plans for the next 30 years by reading on.
The Chinese National Space Administration aims to explore the Solar System for a long time to come. It is planned that CNSA will send a spacecraft to study the rim of our solar system, which is roughly 15 billion kilometers away from us. The CNSA plans to successfully complete this mission before 2049. The CNSA is also considering a lunar mission. This mission will be more complex than the upcoming Chang’e5 lunar mission. The transition will take place in three stages with Chang’e-6, Chang’e 7 and Chang’e 8 as successors.
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What is Space race and how did its concept come by?
The Space Race was a 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union and the United States to achieve superior spaceflight capabilities. It originated in the ballistic missile-based nuclear arms race that was being fought between the two nations following World War II. The Space Race was successful in championing and pioneering launches of artificial satellites, robotic space probes to the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and finally to the Moon.
When the Soviet Union announced four days earlier that it was planning to launch artificial satellites for the International Geophysical Year, the competition began on August 2, 1955. In 1961, Soviet Pilot Yuri Gagarin became the first man to reach space, winning the competition for the Soviet Union.