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China will launch 2-in-1 asteroid deflection mission in 2025

China is now looking to launch its first planetary defense test mission a year earlier than planned and on a larger rocket.

Like NASA did on its recent Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, China wants to test changing the orbit of a potentially hazardous asteroid with an impactor spacecraft and also accurately measure how much its orbit is altered.

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