Gowin: Polish-Chinese satellite to set off into space?
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland and China could jointly launch a satellite into space in 2018, Polish Science and Higher Education Minister Jarosław Gowin has said.
According to Gowin, China is a growing power in space research and Polish scientists are preparing modern instruments for lunar study.
“There is a good chance that a Polish-Chinese satellite with equipment made by Polish scientists will set off into space in 2018,” Gowin said.
“The satellite will be the first to study the dark side of the moon,” he said.
“The Chinese government has already decided to earmark a sufficient sum for a research project and the Polish side will come to a decision over the next days.”
The announcement comes a week after the Polish science minister’s official visit to China.
Polish Prime Minster Beata Szydło is meeting with her Chinese counterpart and officials from 15 other EU countries in the Latvian capital of Riga “soon” and might have an official visit to China in spring 2017, Gowin said. (vb/pk)