Building a base on the Moon is one of the most intense desires of astronomers, and there’s no wonder why. The Earth’s resources will run out one day, meaning that finding a new home for us all as a backup plan is practically mandatory.
But it’s not necessary to think too far when it comes to establishing a base on the Moon. There could be other reasons for such a project as well. It seems that astronomers from Russia and China are well aware of these aspects.
Should we wait for the Sino-Russian joint moon base?
According to AsiaTimes.com, China and Russia are considering to hurry up with the establishment of their joint moon base known as the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS). If it was initially planned for 2035, but the new goal is to get it done by 2027.
If the mission is successful, there is a lot in store for the Moon. Our natural satellite will be explored in various ways, and we can expect that precious data will be sent back to Earth for further analysis.
With their future Moon base, astronomers aim to perform various scientific activities, such as moon-based observation, moon exploration, and more.
The idea of Russia aiming to join forces with China for a Moon base has been debated before.
As it is stated in the Preface to the Guide, while quoted by UniverseToday.com:
Considering the fruitful experience from the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation in the areas of space technology, space science and space application, China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the State Space Corporation “Roscosmos” (ROSCOSMOS) jointly initiated the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) based on their [respective] existing lunar exploration plan.
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