Space Invasion for 2018.
China is currently preparing for the first human base in the moon. Namely, this year they are preparing to send a special moon to the moon. It looks like the next venture into a series of Chinese space achievements.
The new space mission called Chang'e 4 will be launched exactly in June, the Dugi Marš 4C rocket that will carry a 425kg heavy relay satellite and set it in orbit 60,000km behind the moon.
Another launch scheduled later this year will send a lander and rover to the far side of the moon that the relay satellite will lead to safely landing. It will be the first landing on the "Dark Side of the Moon" in an unexplored area known as the South Pole-Aitken Pool, or a huge south-eastern pool that extends from the southern half to the Aitken Crater.
Chinese will also send a rover that will include vegetable gardening equipment that should prepare the way for the human body to study how plants thrive on the Moon's surface. In addition to the plants, they will also carry insects, such as flyworm larvae.
"Chinese really break through the borders with such a challenging mission," says Brian Harvey, Space Investigator and Author of China in Space: A Great Step Forward
China has also announced plans to launch a space probe that would bring Earth Moon samples, alluding to the ambition of US President Trump to rebuild the US space program, with the first goal of resubmitting the astronaut to the moon.
The Chang'e-5 lunar probe passes through the last series of testing and hope to be ready to launch. The mission will imply new challenges for China, as it will include collecting samples, pulling off the moon and entering the Earth's atmosphere at a high speed, which should be "one of the most complicated and most difficult Chinese space missions," said Hu Hao, lunar exploration.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called on China to become a global force in space exploration, and the Chinese space agency also announced plans to launch two more missions on Mars and one mission to Jupiter.
Vice President of Chinese National Space Administration Wu Yanhua said the first probe would be sent to Mars on 2020. Next, another probe will be launched to collect samples and conduct exploration of the structure, composition and environment of the red planet. Asteroid research has also been announced.
In 2003, China spent its first space mission and has been steadily advancing since then. They walked in space and lowered the rover to the moon and for six years they should have a fully functional spacecraft with a crew that would take at least a decade.