China’s lander program to land a lunar lander is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, but a US agency that was involved in the program has raised questions about its feasibility and accuracy.
The US agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is developing the lunar orbiter program for the Department of Defense and other government agencies.
The lander, which will be made by Boeing Co., will be the largest manned lunar probe ever launched.
It will be used to search for life on the surface of the moon and to test technologies to develop the moon’s water, minerals and life support systems.
It is expected that the program will cost about $1 billion and could cost even more in development and construction costs.
The first phase of the program is expected by 2020.
The Lunar Exploration Analog and Simulation (LEAS) project began in 2007 as the National Science Foundation’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter program.
The agency, which is funded by NASA and other federal agencies, is developing a computer model that shows how landers could land on the lunar surface.
The program has been delayed several times.
It was supposed to launch in 2018, but that was delayed several months because of a lack of funding.
The next phase of development is slated to be launched in 2022, but the agency is also developing a rover, an orbiter and a lander.
China is planning to launch the lander in 2022.
“The United States is an important partner and partner for China, and this cooperation is a key part of the national security strategy of China,” Chinese Ambassador to the United States Liu Zhiguo told reporters in Washington on Feb. 7.
Liu said that China is working on a plan for the future of the landers.
“We hope to launch this program as soon as possible, and we will use this opportunity to further strengthen our cooperation with China on space and technology issues,” Liu said.
China has been developing its own landers for more than a decade.
In 2016, it launched a prototype lander that was only the first step in a long-range space exploration effort.
The country plans to send one lander to the moon in 2022 and to send another lander into orbit around the moon next year.
“China’s space program is the world’s largest, and it is committed to the long-term development of the space program,” Liu added.
The National Science and Technology Commission of China, which oversees the development of Chinese space technology, is responsible for funding the Lunar Recorder Orbiter.
The spacecraft was designed to take high-definition photographs of the lunar moon using a robotic camera that takes images at a distance of more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles).
The program was initially funded by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), but in 2018 it was partially funded by US taxpayers.
Liu noted that China was also involved in lunar missions to the Moon before the US was.
“It is our goal to explore the lunar environment in an autonomous and responsible way,” Liu told reporters.
The space agency hopes to launch a manned mission to the lunar colony in 2022 that could send Chinese and US astronauts to the surface.
Liu added that China would be “very excited” to have a landers on the Moon.
“I think this is a big step forward in space exploration and science,” Liu emphasized.
“This is a step forward for China in developing its capabilities and capabilities of scientific exploration.”
The US has been conducting robotic landers since the 1960s and is currently developing the Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts to Mars.