China-France space cooperation benefits global scientific research

7 May 2024
2024-05-07 10:25

China sent the Chang'e-6 lunar probe into orbit on 3rd May with the primary mission of collecting samples from the less-known far side of the moon.

One of the highlights of this mission is international cooperation, the probe carries payloads from four countries, and France is one of them. Its payload will be used to measure radon gas and its decay products on the lunar surface.

The Chang'e-6 mission is not the first time that China and France are exploring space together. In 1997, the two governments signed an agreement for the peaceful use of outer space, marking the first cooperation in the space field.

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