Chinese space flight tracking vessel sailed to the Indian Ocean
The Chinese space flight tracking vessel Yuanwang-6 today left port in Jiangsu province (East China) for new missions to track space flights in the Indian Ocean.
During the current phase of its naval tracking missions, Yuanwang-6 will spend about 76 days on the high seas and cover more than 16,000 nautical miles.
Prior to departure, the ship's crew inspected the equipment on the ship and checked its logistical support to ensure that all systems and facilities aboard Yuanwan-6 were in good working order.
Yuanwang-6 is a third-generation Chinese space mission tracking vehicle. He took part in 70 maritime tracking and control missions.
This year, the vessel has spent over 130 days at sea on six observation missions, including a mission to track the flight of the Chinese manned spacecraft Shenzhou 12.