The head of the Chinese communist regime’s lunar program reported that it is developing a system to address the power demands of the future moon station, which would be up and running in 2028.
Wu Weiren, the top authority on the megaproject that includes nothing less than a fixed base on the moon, said in a dialogue with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV on Monday, “We are now developing a new system using nuclear power to address the long-term high-power energy demands of the lunar station.”
He did not provide further technical details, but hinted that the nuclear reactor is already under construction, and could reportedly generate 1 megawatt of electricity, enough to power hundreds of homes for a year.
The lunar station would initially have a lander, a hopper, an orbiter, and a large mobile exploration robot. The entire system will run on nuclear power.
This energy will also be the power source that will allow the operation of the devices that will maintain communication with Earth.
The project aims to create a small base at first, and then be able to transfer Chinese astronauts who, once there, will facilitate the expansion of the base, allowing it to receive a larger number of scientists from China and other allied countries.
Serious accusations about the Chinese regime’s plans on the moon
The United States made strong accusations against the communist regime by claiming that it has clear intentions of “conquering” the moon as part of a “military space program.”
In August, the two powers engaged in a verbal battle over the issue of “conquering space,” inevitably reminiscent of the dispute over the race to the moon between the United States and the former Soviet Union during the Cold War years.
“There is a new race to space, this time with China,” NASA Director Bill Nelson told the German newspaper Bild.
NASA announced its next manned visit to the moon for 2025. But unlike the U.S. institution’s mission based on scientific knowledge, more and more versions emerge that assure that for the CCP, military intentions predominate over those of knowledge.
Nelson warned, “We should be very concerned that China is landing on the moon and saying: Now it’s ours and you stay out.”
In parallel, Nelson also revealed that Chinese astronauts are frequently trained to destroy other countries’ satellites and that the regime’s intelligence apparatus has stolen foreign ideas and technology to take advantage in its space projects.
Earth’s orbit is no longer just a space of mystery and research. Over the last decades hundreds of satellites have been sent up and comprise a key element of the functioning of all technological systems on planet Earth.
Everything that happens on the internet, telephone communications, security systems, financial systems, and so many other issues of the normal functioning of our daily lives depend on these satellites orbiting the Earth.
With this in mind, organizations and world leaders have expressed their concern about the lack of regulations that exist in Earth’s orbit and on the moon. The security vulnerability there, so far, is enormous.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has taken action and published on January 17 a series of measures defining its “general space policy,” which is intended to protect its members from possible space attacks, citing specific threats that could lead to major catastrophes.
The document officially published by the NATO allies indicates that their collective defense principles will no longer be limited to the terrestrial plane, but will also extend to outer space, in response to a number of identified threats that could have a major impact on society.
What would happen if the Chinese regime, or any other country, were to violate any of these rules? Are we on the verge of a space war?