China’s lunar program is beginning to take shape, but Chinese astronauts are not expected to land on the moon until 2030. But you can already see a video simulation of what the lander will look like.
The hour-long presentation was shown on national television, and ended with a short video showing the Chinese flag on the satellite’s surface, the lander, and the lunar rover.
The simulation begins at the 50th minute:.
China will rival the United States in this decade, but NASA plans to launch the spacecraft sooner – at best in 2025, but most experts believe that the Artemis program will not be completed before 2026 or 2027.
NASA and China are considering one region of the Moon for a lander in the southern polar region, where the shadow regions may have ice, which is important for further plans to create a lunar base.
Before China can achieve its ambitions, it needs to build a new rocket to take humans to the moon and a lander that can land and return to the surface.