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Roscosmos intends to develop cooperation with China in the field of astronautics

22.04.2022 103 просмотров

According to the state corporation, it is considering the issue of further work in orbit, both independently and in possible cooperation with China.

Partnership relations between Russia and China are of a strategic nature, therefore Roscosmos plans to develop cooperation with China in the field of manned space exploration. This was reported to TASS in the press service of the state corporation.

“Given the strategic nature of the partnership between Russia and China, we will undoubtedly develop cooperation with Chinese partners in the field of manned cosmonautics,” the press service said. They clarified that the permanent presence of cosmonauts in low Earth orbit is important, therefore, now special attention is paid to a thorough study of the issue of further work there, both independently and in possible international cooperation with Chinese partners.

As noted in the state corporation, China has great potential in the field of manned space exploration. “Cooperation with the Chinese side in this area is organized within the framework of the Joint Russian-Chinese Commission on Cooperation in the Field of Manned Astronautics,” the press service added.

In early April, Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin in an interview with the Chinese TV channel CGTN, he said that the Russian Federation and China could discuss the construction of joint modules for the Chinese Tiangong orbital station. Later, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the Chinese authorities are inviting astronauts from other countries to join projects at the Chinese orbital station, which will start operating normally by the end of 2022. In turn, the head of the China Manned Space Flight Program Office Hao Chun noted that the Chinese authorities intend to use their national orbital station on an equal footing with the Russian Federation and other countries, despite the difficult geopolitical situation in the world.

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