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Systems and Infrastructure Needed to Enable A Chinese Crewed Lunar Landing

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China’s successful completion of the third phase of its Lunar Exploration Program with the Chang’e-5 lunar sample return opens a new chapter in China’s study of the Moon.  China can now prepare for a permanent base on the Moon, the International Lunar Research Station, which may start crewed operations in 2036. This will require technical breakthroughs in numerous fields.

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