A meeting of the Russia-China space working group

July 11, 2018

A regular meeting of the Russia-China Space Working Group composed of the representatives of Roscosmos and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) took place in Moscow.

At the session, the Russian and Chinese parties discussed the implementation of the Program of Russian-Chinese Cooperation in Outer Space for 2018-2022. As the outcome of that, a joint decision was made to supplement this Cooperation Program with lunar research and exploration initiatives. The partners also reviewed the work results of the subgroups on the Earth observation, space debris, and the space-related electronic components base, the sessions of which had been held in Moscow earlier. The subgroups were set up to develop cooperation under the Program.

Also, on the sidelines of the Working Group meeting, talks were held between Glavkosmos (acts as a coordinator of the Russian-Chinese Cooperation Program) and CNSA representatives to discuss the progress of the current commercial contracts being fulfilled in the framework of the Cooperation Program.