If successful, these two cosmic missions of China could turn the country into a “cosmic superpower.”
As of September 2017, thanks to the world’s most ambitious technology, China has achieved many world records with “made in China” brands, in categories: Fastest – Largest – Strongest In The World.
In particular, the latest Chinese record set the world record for the world’s fastest ship: the Fuxing has an average speed of 350 km/h, the pole speed 400 km/h
Earlier, in June of 1977, China created the world’s largest floating solar farm, with a capacity of 40 megawatts, providing enough power for 15,000 households at the same time.
The world’s most powerful category belongs to the Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, which is capable of handling more than 93 trillion calculations per second by Chinese engineers from the Center for Research in Computing and Computer Science in parallel. China (NRCPC) fabricated. Funding is about $ 273 million!
With these three major records, China has surpassed countless nations proud of computer technology, transportation technology and clean energy technology such as the United States, Japan, France, Canada, and Germany.
Not only setting up records on Earth, China also invests billions of dollars in space technology, is determined to fight and overtake NASA of the United States, Russia, Japan or other strong countries in the world.
If China had been silent in the space race, in recent years, it has begun to express its voice in space conquest projects by competing with NASA (USA), ESA (Europe) and other space agencies of Japan, Russia.
6 BILLION USD PER YEAR FOR SPACE PROGRAMS: CHINESE plays the high and mighty more than Russia?
20h on June 25, 2016, the night sky in Hai Nam province (China) suddenly flashed orange light with intense sound. It was the 53-meter Long March 7 rocket launch in China, which began its 394 km journey into orbit around the Earth.
Next, on 16 August 2016, China continued to launch its Quantum Experiments, a large-scale quantum information satellite, aimed at discovering the eerie quantum phenomenon known to Einstein as ‘It is very difficult to prove’.
Surprisingly, in order to compete with the International Space Station (ISS), on September 15, 2016, China continued to launch the second space laboratory, Tiangong 2 (Heaven Palace 2), weighing 9.5 tons. It can be said that Thien Cung 1 and Thiên Cung 2 are “stepping stones” for China to embark on its own space station launch project by 2020.
China spends its hands on universal missions. Source: Internet
This is just three of the many events that have shown China investing in space exploration missions in recent years. “China is showing itself as a heavyweight opponent “to other cosmopolitan powers in the world,” commented ESA Science Directorate Fabio Favata.
The budget for China’s space program is a secret, however, according to many experts, it spends about $ 6 billion a year to study and explore the vast universe.
China spends $ 6 billion more on space programs than Russia’s $ 1 billion, But still far behind the US spend $ 40 billion. However, only in 2013, while Russia has 31 successful launches in space, the United States is “modest” at 19, while China has 14.
Obviously, the Chinese are getting stronger in their journey to reclaiming space.
“By 2020, people will see how strong China is on space-related projects,” said space analyst Brian Harvey, author of “China in Space: The Great Leap Forward ” had predicted so.
The article titled “China: The new space superpower” has provided evidence that China is likely to emerge as the world’s “superpower” in the future. So, what are the bold space projects that the country is pursuing?
CHINA IS ENGAGED IN CONQUERING THE MOON AND THE RED PLANET
1. Discover the dark half-moon of the Moon by 2018
So far, no country has discovered the secrets of the other side of the Moon since 1959 when a Soviet spaceship captured the mysterious half-moon image of Earth’s satellite.
With the investment of billions of dollars for space projects, China boldly proclaimed that 2018 will unravel the secrets of the century.
According to Liu Jizhong, director of the Lunar Exploration Center of China, the Chang’e-4 spacecraft will be in charge of the first mission in human history.
Wu Zhijian, a spokesman for China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Defense Industry said: “Chang’e-4 is Chang’e-3’s technological innovation. It will be much more difficult, so Chinese aviation engineers must focus on a number of technological improvements to ensure that Chang’e-4 improves landing stages, sampling, about the Earth “.
Chang’e-4 spacecraft will be launched in 2018. Source: China National Space Agency.
It is expected that by 2018, the Chang’e-4 spacecraft will spend the last 12 months exploring and then attempting to land on the dark side of the Moon. Then proceed to research and explore the secrets of the Earth’s only satellite that no other country in the world can do.
2. “Localized” Mars in 2020
In 11/1/2016, China officially approved the Mars probe project, which was prepared eight years earlier. It is expected that in the third quarter of 2020, the country will launch spacecraft propelled self-propelled robots to the surface of the red planet. If all goes well, this robot will collect data and transmit it to Earth in early 2021.
Martian exploration ships include three parts: spaceships, amphibious ships and research robotics. Source: News.CN
According to experts, China is not only in the quest to discover the orbit and surface of the red planet, it also wants to bring people to live on the planet.
Evidence for this, China has spared no expense for a housing model that simulates Martian conditions in a secret place to create the world’s first human-space buffer for Mars.
Earlier, the USSR, the United States, ESA and India sent the Mars probe, however, so far, only the US has succeeded in bringing robotic robots to the surface of the planet. Of course, China is therefore more ambitious to explore the red planet, aiming to become the first country to bring Earth people live.
Curiosity – NASA’s self-propelled robot Mars Exploration. Source: NASA.
Not only exploring the Moon, “settling” in Mars, China has further ambitions such as Jupiter’s exploration in 2036 and Uranus in 2046.
If two of China’s bold plans succeed, the nation’s “cosmic superpower” position is within reach. It is time for NASA of America, ESA of Europe, Japan or Russia to make great strides in exploring and conquering the universe if not want to be “occupied” by China.
The article uses sources: Chinaspacereport, Theverge, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Space.com