Under current plans, the ground base will be built in the Zhongshan Station with support from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
It is expected that the new stations will be able to collect data from satellites in polar orbits.
According to The Global Times, the objective of the base is to help develop the “marine economy”.
The revelation comes days after China detailed their ambitious plans to conduct more than 50 space launch missions over the coming year as part of a report released by the CASC.
The report, released during the 2023 Model Work Conference, aims to achieve the “spirit” of the CCP’s National Congress which seeks to enhance both the Chinese military as well as China’s place in space.
According to a release from the organisation, the CASC remains committed “to the guidance of Xi Jinping’s new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics”.
Dubbed Implementing the Thought of Strengthening the Army and Persisting in the Development of ‘Three Highs’ and Successfully Completing the 2023 Model Research and Production Tasks, the report outlines the key priorities for the year, including:
- Improving their political standing.
- Implementing reforms.
- Building a risk management system.
- Increasing innovation.
- Enhancing project bidding capabilities.
- Instituting cost control.
- Accelerating digital transformation.
- Improving military–local coordination.
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