Japan is currently operating a young team with green expertise for their space agency. However, their ambition has no limits. The country is ready to catch up with other national projects by 2030. They intend to achieve this goal by performing their very first manned moon landing.
Japan Might Not Be Able to Operate the Moon Landing on Its Own
JAXA, the Japanese space agency, has just submitted a grand proposal to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. The team is resolute to send an astronaut on the moon by the year of 2030. At this early stage of the project, it is unclear yet where this goal stands regarding China.
China is another Asian country that intends to earn its own space breakthrough. The Chinese space agency has already claimed that it is currently working on a mission to reach the moon by 2036 through a manned mission. This would be six years later than the Japanese deadline. However, the two nations have the chance to unite their forces and work together to accomplish this ambition cheaper, faster, and better than on their own.
China Has Already Scored Several Accomplishments in the Space Realm
A JAXA representative confessed that the only way to touch the moon is to act as a part of an international lunar mission. Otherwise, Japan would have no necessary funds to support such a costly probe. Therefore, we might witness a Japan-China cooperation soon. There are several other countries from the Asian continent that shoot for a moon landing. This series of similar aspirations was dubbed as the Asian space race.
Nonetheless, China has already put distance between its space agency and competition. The country achieved the third place in the world in 2003 as by sending a man into space after the United States and the former Soviet Union. The nation has already reached the moon, yet with no human onboard. Nonetheless, its Chang’e-3 spaceship and Jade Rabbit rover were enough to analyze the region.
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