[FPSPACE] Xinhua Nov. 5th - Lunar exploration
paolo.ulivi at tiscali.it
Fri Nov 5 15:47:44 EST 2004
I quote from the abstract of "Mission objectives and payloads for the
first Lunar exploration of China":
"China plans to implement its first lunar exploration by 2007. The
mission objectives are: obtaining the lunar surface three-dimensional
stereo image; analyzing the distribution of the useful elements and
estimating their abundance; surveying the thickness of lunar soil and
evaluating resource of He-3; exploring the environment between the Moon
Things are not clear to the Chinese themselves, it seems
Mgr. CSc. Antonín Vítek wrote:
>China's lunar exploration is not for Helium-3
>www.chinaview.cn 2004-11-05 14:11:27
> BEIJING, Nov. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- China denies media reports that its moon exploration plan is aimed at seeking Helium-3 resources.
> Director of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project Hu Hao says the moon exploration should not be viewed as a means of mining Helium-3.
> Like the manned space program, the moon exploration will be of benefit to China.
> But China's current moon exploration is to research the layout of moon resources, still some way from utilizing them.
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