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Riding an asteroid: China's next goal in space

After sending a probe to Mars in 2020, China plans to explore three asteroids and land on one of them to conduct scientific research, according to a Chinese asteroid research expert.
The "China's Space Activities in 2016" white paper, recently issued by the Information Office of the State Council, also mentioned asteroid exploration in outlining the major tasks for the country's space industry in the next five years.

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The 670 - 1500 metre wide asteroid 1996 FG3 will make a close pass (39.5 lunar distances, 0.1014 AU), travelling at 8.13 km/second, to the Earth-Moon system on the 23rd November, 2011 @ 15:43 UT ±00:01.

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The Lunar Distance (LD), the distance between Earth and the Moon, equals 384,401 km, (or 0.00256 AU).



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Title: New observations of asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3, primary target of the ESA Marco Polo-R mission
Author(s): J. de Leon, T. Mothé-Diniz, J. Licandro, N. Pinilla-Alonso, H. Campins

 

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The 610 - 1400 metre wide asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3 will make a close pass (60.7 Lunar Distances, 0.1561 AU), travelling at 6.58 km/s, to the Earth-Moon system on the 6th May, 2009.

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The Lunar Distance (LD), the distance between Earth and the Moon, equals 384,401 km, (or 0.00256 AU).


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