As their respective probes were towards Mars, China and the US held consultations earlier this year in a series of unusual exchanges between the two rival countries.
China National Space Agency Wednesday confirmed that he retained Working meetings and communications with NASA Between january and march “To ensure flight safety” Of their spacecraft.
US law prohibits almost everyone Contact between NASA and China over concerns about technology piracy and for The secret nature of the Beijing space program, Supported by his army.
When exceptions can be made NASA can certify to Congress that it has all the security to protect your information.The acting administrator of the US space agency said, Steve jurski, At a video conference last week.
Jurczyk noted when the most recent exchange was China provided orbital and other data for its mission to Mars To be able to analyze Collision risk.
“We have a specific commitment to them”, He claimed.
His statements were first reported by the website SpaceNews.
Jurski said that it would depend on the President’s government Joe Biden And to decide whether the United States determines in non-military space activities with China as part of its overall strategy toward the Asian giant.
The orbit of Mars is busy this year after probes arrived from the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates.
Stroller Firmness NASA landed on the surface of Mars in February and began its exploration work. Chinese inquiry, Tianwen-1Sitting around the planet in preparation for landing in May or June. One in Emirates is in class only and it will not land.
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