20 May 2020
China's upgraded tracking vessel Yuanwang 6 is sailing to the Pacific Ocean from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province Wednesday for multiple maritime missions of spacecraft monitoring. Yang Bianjiao, captain of Yuanwang 6, said the upcoming mission will test the vessel's new equipment and improvement in measuring and controlling operation, laying foundations for future missions including the Mars exploration and Chang'e 5 lunar probe launch. Crew members have examined facilities and conducted a series of training programs and tests before the voyage to improve their emergency response capabilities.
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