All works on the study of the Moon will be conducted in an automatic mode, – writesChina Daily, referring to the information provided by a high-ranking official of the PRC. Research programs of the Moon, including the landing of lunar rovers and research work on the existing Chinese lunar base, will also take place without the direct participation of people.
According to the official data, the future Chinese lunar base will be fully automated, which will allow the exploration of the moon without risk for someone’s life. And if the moon missions with the participation of people are still planned, it is clearly not in the near future.
“By creating robotic lunar stations, China will have the opportunity to conduct more extensive and in-depth research,” an unnamed official who attended the 7th International Conference on Innovation in Space Technology in Shanghai said.
Already next year, China intends to land on the opposite side of the Moon a research probe “Chang’e-4”, followed by the departure of the apparatus “Chang’e-5”, whose task is to take the lunar soil and then deliver it to Earth.