China space station’s giant robotic arm sparks concerns in US

//China space station’s giant robotic arm sparks concerns in US

China space station’s giant robotic arm sparks concerns in US

China’s deployment of a powerful robotic arm attached to the core module of its Tiangong Space Station has sparked concerns in the United States over its possible military applications.Chinese scientists say the 10-metre-long device, which is capable of lifting objects weighing up to 20 tonnes and can move around on the outside of the station, will be used to grab incoming spacecraft as they approach and help them to dock.While the concept is not new – China has launched several scavenger…

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