“The Chinese side expresses interest in collaborating to create manned Lunar exploration infrastructure,” Denis Kravchenko, deputy general director of the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC), said.
Plans to set up an aerospace alliance to conduct joint manned space missions, including to the Moon, emerged late last month. In April, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced plans to create a permanent manned Lunar station in collaboration with China.
“China is willing to develop cooperation in engine building [and] urges to consider the idea of setting up joint production. We are more interested in commercialization. We intend to sell engines,” Kravchenko told Sputnik.
Increased Russian-Chinese cooperation in space research coincides with the United States’ increasing concern over the vulnerability of its space assets.
Full article: Russia to Launch Large-Scale Space Projects With China (Space Daily)