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April 25, 2021

China will launch its next robotic moon lander in 2024, transporting equipment from France, Sweden, Russia and Italy, the official news agency reported.

According to Xinhua News Agency, Chang’e 6 is set to land near the lunar south pole and collect samples for return to Earth, the program’s chief designer Hu Hao said at a conference on Saturday.

The Chang’e landers are part of China’s space exploration, which includes a probe preparing to land a robotic rover on Mars. There are also plans for a crewed orbital station that will land a human on the moon and retrieve Earth from an asteroid.

In December, the previous lunar probe, Chang’e 5, brought back lunar rocks for the first time since the 1970s Back to earth.

Chang’e 6 is said to « automatically collect moon samples for comprehensive analysis and research, » Hu was quoted as saying at the conference in the eastern city of Nanjing.

The lander is said to carry instruments that Developed by scientists from France, Sweden, Italy and Russia, Hu said. He did not provide details on what they will do.

The announcement reflects the increasing interaction between China’s secret, militarily-linked space program and other countries.

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