International Lunar Research Station

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The International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) is a planned moon base to be built by Roscosmos (of Russia) and the China National Space Administration.[1] The goal of the ILRS is for scientific experiments and other research. It would also focus on exploration of the moon.[2] Russia and China have invited other countries and organizations to help with the project.[3][4][5] They intend to start a long-term presence on the moon between 2036 and 2045. Prior to this many missions will be needed to explore and prepare for a base.[6]

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