China's Space Tracking Ship Sets Sail on Missions

China's third-generation space tracking ship Yuanwang-6 departed on Friday for multiple spacecraft monitoring missions.

The ship will carry out missions in the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean and operate at sea for more than 90 days, said Luo Haiting, head of the ship's human resource department, reports Xinhua.

Yuanwang-6 has already performed four maritime monitoring missions since the beginning of 2020, including maritime monitoring for the last satellite launch for China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS-3).

The ship had completed an overhaul, equipment precision appraisals and training of crew members before the departure.

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