China states that it is functioning to advance a solar energy plant in space that can someday beam adequate power back to the Earth to shine an entire city. If experts can defeat the formidable technical confronts, the project will correspond to a monumental jump in fighting the Earth’s need to power sources, which deteriorate global warming and air pollution. A space-based solar power station can also offer an alternative to the present generation of earthbound and comparatively unsuccessful renewable energy sources. Researchers had earlier thought SSPs (space solar plants) will be exceedingly expensive. But with Beijing promising to spend $367 Billion (2.5 Trillion yuan) in renewable power generation—such as wind, solar, nuclear, and hydro—by the end of 2020, China might have the financial firepower.
The CASC (China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation) intends to build an industrially viable solar space station by the end of 2050, as per to the latest report. Energy can be beamed to the Earth through lasers or microwaves. But, Pang Zhihao—Researcher at the CASC—cautioned that the dangers potentially impacting humans, plants, and animals by that procedure must be examined. Whilst an endless source of renewable energy is the present plan in dealing with climate change, some worry that lasers produced at an SSP can potentially be weaponized to give China a deadly military instrument.
On a similar note, recently, it was reported that China’s moon mission started of its space ambitions. Reportedly, a spindly-appearing silver robot having a satellite dish for a top is exploring places like never before by humans. The Yutu 2 rover—a robotic lunar rover—is making history as it sends images and other information from the distant side of the moon. In recent time, the rover touched down and consigned to the moon by the Chang’e 4 probe, which is a historical event for humankind and an important achievement for China’s progressively more impressive space program.