China's space-tracking ship Yuanwang-3 completes new monitoring missions

(Xinhua) 08:28, August 02, 2021

Aerial photo shows China's spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang-3 sailing on the southern Pacific Ocean, June 21, 2019. (Xinhua/Li Yuze)

NANJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- China's space-tracking ship Yuanwang-3 returned to its homeport in east China's Jiangsu Province Sunday after completing a new round of maritime monitoring missions.

During the missions, Yuanwang-3 ensured Fengyun-3E meteorological satellite's entry into planned orbit.

Commissioned on May 18, 1995, Yuanwang-3 is a second-generation Chinese space-tracking ship. It has undertaken more than 90 maritime tracking and monitoring tasks for spacecraft, including the Shenzhou spaceships, Chang'e lunar probes and BeiDou satellites. 

(Web editor: Xia Peiyao, Liang Jun)


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