08 June 2019
On 8 June, China's spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang 3 set sail for the southern Pacific Ocean from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province for upcoming satellite maritime monitoring missions. It is the second voyage of the ship this year, and the 52nd since it was put into operation more than 20 years ago. Yuanwang 7 sailed to the Pacific Ocean and Yuanwang 5 to the Indian Ocean in May, respectively. Yuanwang-6 began its first overhaul at the end of April. In 2019, China will have more than 30 space launches, and the Yuanwang fleet will operate for more than 700 days at sea.
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