A Long March 2D rocket carries satellites into orbit from a launch centre in northwest China in December. Photo: Xinhua

How China’s scavenger satellites are being used to develop AI weapons, drones and robots

  • Chinese scientists have been testing the technology since 2008, according to declassified document
  • Small probes can latch onto targets such as dead spacecraft in near-Earth orbit – and in a military scenario could stay attached to avoid being tracked
Topic |   China science

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A Long March 2D rocket carries satellites into orbit from a launch centre in northwest China in December. Photo: Xinhua
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