China Plans LEO Net Capture Demo

Chinese startup Origin Space’s NEO-1 will release a noncooperative target for active capture using a net.
Credit: Origin Space
A Chinese startup plans to capture an object in orbit using a net as part of a small-satellite mission to demonstrate technology for space resource utilization. Origin Space’s NEO-1 satellite was launched on April 27 as a secondary payload on the first Long March 6 ridesharing flight. The 30-kg (66...

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