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Monday, July 08, 2019, 17:48
China's tracking ship Yuanwang-3 wraps up monitoring mission
By Xinhua
Monday, July 08, 2019, 17:48 By Xinhua

In this photo taken on 6 July, 2019, Yuanwang-3, China's spacecraft tracking ship, enters the Yangtze River safely. (LI YUZE/ XINHUA)

NANJING — China's spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang-3 wrapped up its mission of monitoring the 46th satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and arrived at a port in east China's Jiangsu province Monday.

Yuanwang-3, China's second-generation space tracking ship, has completed 83 monitoring missions from the sea

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The tracking ship has traveled more than 30,000 nautical miles in the one-month monitoring mission.

China sent the 46th satellite of the BDS into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province on June 25 and Yuanwang-3 completed the maritime monitoring mission of the satellite launch from the southern Pacific Ocean.

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Yuanwang-3, China's second-generation space tracking ship, has completed 83 monitoring missions from the sea, including maritime tracking of the Shenzhou spacecraft, the Chang'e lunar probe and BeiDou satellites.

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