China Is Planning a Mission to Deep Space

In 2024, China may launch a robotic space probe to gather and return samples from a nearby asteroid. The mission aims to learn how asteroids form.

Space Rock As soon as 2024, China could launch a space probe toward a nearby asteroid with the mission of harvesting and returning samples — marking China’s first foray into deep space. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced a new mission intended to learn how asteroids and other small space objects form and how they […]

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