10 April 2017
Chinese space tracking ship Yuanwang 7 started its maritime space monitoring and communication mission for Tianzhou-1, China's first cargo spacecraft, on 10 April in the morning.
Yuanwang 7 is sailing into the Pacific Ocean, the first time for the ship to carry out a journey independently. During its maiden voyage in July 2016, the ship was accompanied by Yuanwang-6.