03 August 2017
Russia and China will sign a space cooperation program for 2018-2022 in autumn to jointly explore the Moon and conduct the Earth’s remote probing, Glavkosmos space launch operator told TASS on 03 August. "Work is nearing completion with the direct role of Glavkosmos to draw up a programme of Russian-Chinese space cooperation for 2018-2022, which should be signed in the autumn of 2017," the company said.
Glavkosmos is the coordinator and the contractor for a portion of the works in this programme. As Glavkosmos explained, cooperation with Chinese partners envisages the following areas: the exploration of the Moon and outer space, space vehicles and ground infrastructure, hardware components and materials, the Earth’s remote sensing data.