Roscosmos and the Chinese national space administration (KNKA) have plans to cooperate in the exploration of the moon and deep space, informs Russian space Department. The proper agreement the parties signed at the international forum on space exploration, which takes place in Tokyo.
The document envisages cooperation in the Russian project to launch orbital spacecraft "Luna-Resource-1" in 2022, and the Chinese mission landing in the South polar region of the moon, is scheduled for 2023.
Signatures under the document was framed by the General Director of Roscosmos Igor Komarov and Deputy Director CNCA from Yanhua. This is not the first Russian-Chinese agreement on outer space. In early winter of last year came into force the agreement on the action plan for the protection of technologies in connection with cooperation on space exploration and the creation of launch vehicles and ground space infrastructure.
in addition, in November, "Roscosmos" and CNCA signed the program of cooperation in outer space in 2018