20 February 2020
China's spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang 5 is sailing to the Pacific Ocean from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province on 20 February for a maritime space monitoring mission. It is the first voyage of the ship this year. Before the end of the Spring Festival, the mission members were gathered and quarantined on the ship to prevent the novel coronavirus infection. They completed the preparation of medical supplies and made emergency plans. "They have examined facilities and conducted rehearsals to ensure the success of the mission," said Liu Jianfei, captain of the ship.
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