China's tracking ship Yuanwang-3 wraps up monitoring mission
Photo/Li Yuze (Xinhua)
China's spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang-3 wrapped up its mission of monitoring the 46th satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and arrived at a port in east China's Jiangsu Province Monday.
The tracking ship has traveled more than 30,000 nautical miles in the one-month monitoring mission.
China sent the 46th satellite of the BDS into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province on June 25 and Yuanwang-3 completed the maritime monitoring mission of the satellite launch from the southern Pacific Ocean.
Yuanwang-3, China's second-generation space tracking ship, has completed 83 monitoring missions from the sea, including maritime tracking of the Shenzhou spacecraft, the Chang'e lunar probe and BeiDou satellites.