The Moon Far Side and China’s Space Strategy


The Moon Far Side and China’s Space Strategy: 2019, China will become the first nation on Earth, which has sent a moon probe to the moon’s far-flung (sometimes called the dark side). On December 8, 2018, China launched its Change 4 Moon spacecraft on Long March 3b from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province. From the eve of New Year, China will try to land its robot probe on 115 miles (186 km) von Karaman Crater in the South Pole-Atkin Basin. This is where the moon is the snow. Jun Huang from Economics School in the China University of Geology Science in Zhouan, with others, focuses on this special landing in a paper for Geophysical Research Journal.

The Moon Far Side and China’s Space Strategy

The Moon Far Side and China's Space Strategy
The Moon Far Side and China’s Space Strategy China Lunar Probe Will Be First to Explore Far Side of the Moon image by Bloomberg

While Western media coverage has ignored or deliberately dropped China’s space achievements to include the attempt of Cheng 4, China has again proved that it has set its ambitions in space for the time limit Is serious about The dream of landing on the far-off land of the moon was expressed years ago by China’s space agencies, and was established as the year of the launch of 2018. Also, here we are achieving in 2018, with another Chinese Space Mission goal as per the prescribed deadline. The deadline set has been the launch of China’s Unmanned (1999) and Human Space Mission (2003), its Space Station, Tanjong 1 (2011) and Tanjong 2 (2016), as well as the indigenous cargo spacecraft. , Tianjō 1 (2016), which was docked with Tiangong 2.

There are many technical challenges to landing on the far side of the Moon; For example, when the moon is directly between the probe and the earth, how to maintain the radio contact directly. To solve that problem, China launched Quikio Relay Satellite in May 2018 and placed it in L2 Halo Orbit, which is the Earth-Moon L2 Langen Point. After this, he will help transit the ground stations on Earth through his S-band antenna on Earth. Also, X-band data will be used to provide the communication path between lander and rover. Use Chinese mythology to name your moon mission Change (moon goddess) and relay satellite Queqiao (Maggie bridge) to evoke social connections sitting deeply for such a mission.

The important thing is that China’s ambitions are increasing for the Moon and the outer space, to include the aspirations of a Chinese research base on the Moon as well as to develop a biodegradative support system to ensure that humans live in lunar conditions. Settle down and survive. In 2017, Beijing University made the Moon’s surface, Chandra Palace 1 or Yugong-1, which imitates the moon’s surface on Earth. Eight students lived in conditions like Moon for approximately 365 days, which were the first for humanity. The chief designer of Yugong-1, Liu Hong, specified that “the test has given the mark of being the longest surviving bio-regenerative life support system (BLSS) in which humans, animals, plants and microorganisms coexist in a closed environment In the imitation of the moon is the basis.

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Oxygen, water and food are recycled within the BLSS, creating an atmosphere like Earth. ” Not increase the potato, wheat, carrots, string beans and onions. According to Wang Zhu from the China Academy of Engineering, in this test, there was a significant impact on human ambitions for the long-term existence of the Moon, especially for the establishment of a lunar base. Similar small bioregenerative support systems will ride on the moon and Mars test of China’s future to test the strength of these experiments in the real-time of space.

Importantly, China successfully demonstrated to the world that reproduction in outer space could be possible in 2016 when its S-J 10 recoverable satellite sent 6,000 mouse embryos in the area. Some embryos develop into advanced blastocytes in four days. Professor Harun Hussu, professor of the reproductive biology of Stanford University, said, “This human represents an important milestone in space exploration … a small step for the mouse embryo, a huge leap for human reproduction.”

China’s accomplishments in space have followed a growth strategy to develop their space capacity, after securing the ability to send humans to outer space first, enables space science after robotic missions and long-term presence Builds its capacity for, then launches its permanent space station, in-depth space exploration and exploitation. The. For this endeavour, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has focused on its resources and leadership on building capability (civil and military) and validity for its outer space missions. For China, space offers both science and the future of future resources along with the moon and asteroids, like its activities in the Antarctic continent.

China’s state-owned and funded space agencies, including China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASTC) and China National Space Administration (CNSA), are ideologically committed to strict monitoring and CCP, to establish a policy for space Has been entrusted with work. His roadmap indicates that between 2020 and 2045, China aims to achieve many important milestones about space technology. It includes Mars investigation by 2020, an asteroid probe by 2022, Jupiter mission till 2029, a reusable carrier rocket until 2035 and an atom powered space shuttle by 2040.

In a report published in the front page of People’s Daily, a newspaper strictly controlled by CCP, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CLVT), has specified that the nuclear-powered spacecraft will increase large payloads, and by 2040 natural resources available in space Enables to detect and exploit them commercially. Professor Wang Chunghui, a professor of aerospace propulsion at the Space Science School at Sahih Bahia University, said, “Nuclear vessels have been built for the colonisation of the solar system and beyond”. This perspective was supported by Liu Hong, chief designer, Yugong-1, to achieve the capability of human colonisation in space.

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With the rise in China science fiction novels, China’s social interest has increased in the last few years, including the world-famous The Three Body Problems, as well as increased private sector space companies established since 2016, such as OneSpace, Linkspace and Landscape President Xi Jinping has given priority to CCP to China’s mission in outer space, which controls the Chinese state’s funding and policy priorities. The great importance of outer space to the CCP is determined by the fact that space scientists and policymakers were a significant player in the 19th cup national congress held last year. Xi has preferred space politicians to promote critical political positions, former General Manager of CASTC, Ma Xingrui, to include the promotion of China’s largest economy, governor of Guangdong province in 2017. China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) President Yuan Jiajun, who led the human space program, was made the executive governor of Zhejiang province. This kind of publicity reflects two things: space scientists/policymakers have made their promises, and they are being rewarded for their successes.

China’s strategy to establish long-term mission goals for external space, increasing its space capacity and creation of institutions, demonstrating technical skills, and reward achievements in area means that it will fulfil its state-funded goals, and CCP-focused space institutes have set up for the country to see China’s permanent presence on the surface of the moon. Take it not too long ago, because it has to include the launch of the satellite meets the deadline set for the Moon. Looking at China’s priorities for the “first appearance” claim in the prosperous regions of China, the capability and commitment to reach the far distance of the Moon, to enable the long-term presence of CCP to establish the rules of the game in outer space Will empower for

Dr Namrata Goswami is a senior analyst and writer. His work on “Outdoor Space and Great Powers” was supported by the Minerva Initiative grant for social science research. Currently, he is work on a book on “Great Power and Resource Nationalism in Space” published by Lexington Press on Roman and Littlefield raids. All ideas expressed here are self.


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