China Sets Ambitious Five-year Plan for Space Program

China Sets Ambitious Five-year Plan for Space Program

China plans to go for “strength and size” in its space program, a China National Space Administration official said Tuesday.

Beijing released a white paper on Tuesday stating its space strategy for the next five years. The country is committed to a peaceful use of space and opposes a space arms race, according to the white paper released by the State Council Information Office.

“China would like to work with the international community to jointly promote the development of the global space industry, on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, the peaceful use [of outer space], [and] inclusive development,” Wu Yanhua, the deputy administrator of China National Space Administration, said at a news conference after the report’s release.

However, the program must also “meet the demands of economic, scientific and technological development, national security and social progress,” according to the policy paper. Read More…

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