The Russian government also allowed Roscosmos to negotiate with China on the cooperation of the two countries in the exploration of the moon.

This is stated in two government orders published on the portal of legal acts.

According to one of the documents, the government, in agreement with Roscosmos and the Russian Foreign Ministry, gave permission to negotiate an agreement with China "on cooperation in creating a joint data center for the exploration of the moon and deep space".

Roscosmos is also allowed to start consultations with the Chinese National Space Administration on cooperation in coordinating the Russian mission with the Luna Resource-1 orbiter and the Chinese Change-7 mission for exploring the polar region of the moon.

Earlier, Roscosmos reported that five Japanese satellites will be launched into orbit after April 2020 on the Soyuz-2 rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.