Chinese Tracking Ship Yuanwang-3 Deploys to the Pacific

October 2, 2018 – Chinese space tracking ship the Yuanwang-3 departed Tuesday to carry out four maritime space monitoring and communication missions for the BeiDou-3 and other satellites. The missions will be conducted in the Pacific Ocean. On Aug. 7, the Yuanwang-3 returned to port and finished its last mission, maritime space monitoring and communication for BeiDou-2 and other satellites. The vessel prepared itself in terms of equipment maintenance and emergency response. As the second-generation space tracking ship of the Yuanwang series, Yuanwang-3 entered service in the mid-1990s. The Yuanwang-1…

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