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China plans asteroid deflection test in 2026: reports

China knows which asteroid it will target to test planetary defense techniques in the 2020s.

The China National Space Administration plans to work at potentially hazardous asteroid 2020 PN1 in a mission now due to launch in 2026, according to a Space News report (opens in new tab) Tuesday (July 12). Earlier this year, China appeared to be targeting 2025.

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