Thailand joins international lunar research station project

    On April 5, the China National Space Administration and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation of Thailand jointly signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the exploration and peaceful use of outer space and a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the international lunar research station.

    According to the MOU, China and Thailand will set up a joint committee and a joint working group to strengthen cooperation in the fields of space exploration, space applications, and space capacity building through planning and implementing joint space projects, scientific exchange projects and personnel training programs, exchanging data and information, and jointly organizing symposiums and scientific workshops. The two sides will focus on the demonstration, engineering implementation, operation and application of the International Lunar Research Station, organize expert teams to conduct research in three aspects: science, engineering and international cooperation, and form a cooperation plan. At the same time, they welcome other countries, international organizations, research institutes, universities, industrial entities and scientists to join the International Lunar Research Station program and benefit from the joint free exploration of space activities.

    Previously, China and Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding on space cooperation in 2018 to jointly build the Lancang-Mekong Space Information Exchange and Cooperation Center project and the Lancang-Mekong Remote Sensing Data Center construction project. In 2023, the space weather monitor developed by Thailand was selected to be carried on the Chang'e-7 payload. In the future, China and Thailand will cooperate in lunar exploration missions.


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