Wu Weiren, member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and chief designer of China’s lunar exploration project, said recently that China plans to realize the Mars sampling return mission by 2030. This project is much more difficult than the lunar sampling return. The first problem to be solved is to develop a larger thrust of the launch vehicle.
In the follow-up, China is also preparing to conduct marginal exploration of the solar system. “The sun is about 150 million kilometers away from the earth, which is an astronomical figure. It is planned to achieve the goal in 2049, that is, on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, to complete 100 astronomical figures, that is, deep space exploration 15 billion kilometers away” .