(ORDO NEWS) — The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) in the next few years will begin to implement a project to neutralize asteroids that pose a threat to the Earth. This was announced on Sunday by Deputy Minister Wu Yanhua.
“We will try by the end of the 14th five-year plan (2021-2025), or in 2025-2026, to start testing technologies for observing at close range any asteroid that poses a threat to the Earth.
With their help, we will carry out a collision, as a result of which this celestial body will be displaced from its orbit,” China Central Television quotes him as saying.
As the deputy head of the CNSA explained, the PRC is going to create an effective ground-based and space-based system that will notify in advance about objects that pose a danger to our planet.
At the same time, Chinese experts plan to develop technologies that can prevent the approach of such celestial bodies.
“Thus, China will once again make its contribution. Through this, humanity will truly counter the threat that asteroids pose to the Earth,” summed up Wu Yanhua.
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