China aims to launch ChangeQQ6 lunar probe around 2024

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China launched the Change-5 probe in 2022, successfully bringing home 1,731 grams of moon samples.

The China National Space Administration has invited scientists around the world to participate in the program, offering to carry solicited payloads.

China will carry out lunar resource exploration, scientific research and technological experiments in the Change-6, Change-7 and Change-8 missions, aiming to build a prototype scientific research station on the moon by 2030, Hu added.

China aims to launch the Change-6 probe to collect samples in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the r side of the moon around 2024, said a space expert on Saturday.

Four payloads developed by scientists from France, Sweden, Italy, Russia and China have been preliminarily selected. After the detailed plan of the Change-6 mission comes out, the payloads will be finally determined, said Hu.

Hu Hao, the chief designer of the third stage of Chinas lunar exploration program, told the China Space Conference, held in Nanjing, east Chinas Jiangsu Province, that detailed designing on the mission is in progress.

As the backup of the Change-5 mission, the Change-6 mission would also collect lunar samples automatically for comprehensive analysis and research.