As a neighbor of the earth, the moon has always been an important object for countries to carry out space exploration programs. On May 5, Japans National Space Policy Committee held an expert meeting and approved an important report, which made clear the scientific significance of joining the US lunar exploration program for Japan.
The United States plans to start operating a new space station around the moon by 2024, and Japan has previously indicated its willingness to participate in the program, the NHK reported Friday.
For this reason, the expert committee of Japans National Space Policy Committee approved a report on the plan on the 5th. The report was jointly completed by JAXA and the University of Japan.
Among them, in addition to studying the water content on the moon, the state in which water exists and how to use it as a resource, Japan will also investigate the origin of water on the moon and confirm relevant data on the formation of the solar system.
In addition, Japans space development agency will study and improve new communication technologies in the future, and transfer a large amount of data from the moon to the earth.
This is a good opportunity to discuss the scientific significance of lunar exploration, said Matsui Xiaodian, chairman of the expert committee, at a press conference after the meeting.
It is understood that recently, the Japanese government has been constantly acting in the field of space development. Just in January this year, Japan is scheduled to set up a space task force this spring to take a step towards the transformation of the air self defense force into the air space self defense force.
According to the associated press, the cosmonaut team will be deployed in the air self defense force base in the western suburb of Tokyo, with an initial size of about 20 people. (Wu Qian, overseas website)