The Chinese government has launched a robot prototype named as ‘NEO-01’, in the Earth’s low orbit, on its Long March 6 rocket. The 30kg robot prototype has been developed by Shenzhen-based space mining start-up ‘Origin Space’.
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- To observe small celestial bodies in deep space and to experiment with space debris removal techniques.
- NEO-01 will use a large net to capture debris left behind by other spacecraft and then burn it using its electric propulsion system.