Tiangong-2 was launched in September 2016 and has been in orbit for over 1,000 days. The planned life of 2 years has been exceeded.
In 2020, the next lunar mission, Chang'e 5, is expected to land on the Moon, collect samples, and return to Earth, while in the 2030s first plans for a manned lunar mission will run. If that succeeds, China, after the United States, will only be the second country to put a citizen on the moon.
"Our overarching goal is for China to be one of the world's most important space powers by about 2030." Wu Yanhua, deputy chief of the National Space Agency, said in 201
China will make its first visit to Mars with one unmanned probe to be launched by the end of next year, followed by a second mission, which would involve collecting surface samples from the red planet, which will create the conditions for a possible manned mission sometime in the future.