China to develop deep space exploration in 5 years
Updated: 2006-07-19 13:58 A senior space official said on Wednesday that in
the coming five years, China will actively formulate its deep space exploration
planning with lunar exploration and Martian exploration as the principal line
and participate in international cooperation in the field.
Sun Laiyan, administrator of the China National Space Administration, said at
the 36th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research, China is going
to conduct research on the distribution and utilization of the lunar resources,
and terrestrial planetary science, particularly the earth-moon system science,
as well as to provide scientific basis and countermeasures for supporting
mankind's sustainable survival and development on earth.
The key space scientific subjects for Chinese scientists in the coming five
years also include space astronomy and solar physics, space physics and solar
system exploration, micro-gravity sciences and space life science.