China plans to launch a new interplanetary mission targeting a small near-Earth asteroid, said the China National Space Administration. The scheduled Tianwen-2 mission will sample an asteroid called 2016 HO3, return to Earth, and then head out again to a main-belt comet 311P. The mission has obtained official approval.
China has actively carried out space exploration missions in recent years, including the launches of Chang'e lunar probes, the Mars probe Tianwen-1, and the solar exploration satellite Xihe, as well as the construction of the country's space station. These missions have continuously deepened people's understanding of the universe and contributed to enhancing the well-being of humanity.
Tianwen-1 Mars probe
Chang'e 5 lunar mission
Mengtian space lab module