China Continues Growth of ILRS Project

Published by on 05/15/2024 UTC

On Friday, May 10 2024, Serbia became the most recent partner on China’s International Lunar Research Station, a multinational effort to support permanent science and research at the lunar South Pole. This project, consisting of China, Russia and several other smaller nations, has arisen largely in response to the United States-led Artemis Accords, a 39 nation coalition acting in support of the ongoing Moon to Mars program. With this announcement, it is abundantly clear that China is not slowing its rapid expansion of their own coalition, presenting the opposing Artemis Coalition with a second highly skilled group of players on the lunar surface.

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