Asteroid mining Current Affairs, GK & News

NEO-01: China’s robot prototype to catch space debris

A Space Mining Startup of China recently launched NEO-01. It is a robotic platform launched into the low earth orbit. It will conduct experiments on space debris removal technique. About NEO-01 The NEO-01 robot was launched on Long March 6 rocket. It was launched to observe the small celestial bodies in deep space. The robot ..

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China: World’s First Asteroid Mining Robot to be launched

China is set to launch the first asteroid mining robot in the world by November 2020. The main objective of the mission is to assess capabilities of robots in asteroid mining. The robot will identify and extract valuable resources. Highlights The robot to be sent has been named “Asteroid Mining Robot”. It is to be ..

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 to take samples from Ryugu asteroid

The Hayabusa 2 was launched in late 2018 to study the Ryugu asteroid. The mission was to take samples and also monitor the asteroid for a year and a half. It carried 4 small rovers that will investigate the asteroid. Now, the mission has gone a step further to fire a bullet on the asteroid. ..

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