12 November 2020
During the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), the country has conducted over 140 orbital launches: the most notable missions include landing its Chang'e 4 probe on the far side of the Moon last year and sending Tianwen 1 Mars probe into orbit in July. The country aims to become a leading space power in the world by 2045, according to a route map drawn up in 2018 by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
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