28 February 2020
China's new-generation space tracking ship Yuanwang 7 is sailing to the Atlantic Ocean for a satellite maritime monitoring mission. The ship departed from a port of the China Satellite Maritime Tracking and Controlling Department in Jiangsu Province on 27 February. It is the first time for Yuanwang 7 to carry out a mission in the Atlantic. Only one ship of China's Yuanwang fleet, Yuanwang 3, so far has conducted missions in the ocean. "This time the designated maritime area is remote and the route is new. We estimate that the vessel will sail in waves higher than 4 meters for over 10 days, a tougher journey than before," said Ni Liuguo, captain of the ship.
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