Set off! Yuanwang 3 ship will provide key measurement and control support for Chang’e 5 probe
On the morning of November 19th, my country’s second-generation aerospace ocean-going survey ship”Yuanwang 3″ slowly left the dock of the China Satellite Marine Monitoring and Control Department and went to the ocean to perform multiple satellite marine monitoring and control missions. It will be November. The Chang’e-5 probe, which was launched at an opportunity in the second half of the month, provided key measurement and control support.
It is understood that since this year, the Yuanwang fleet has implemented the Beidou-3 global satellite navigation system. A networked satellite, China’s first Mars exploration and launch, and many other maritime measurement and control missions, completed the Long March 5 Type B carrier rocket and the Long March 5 With multiple maritime transport missions including the No.5 carrier rocket, the Yuanwang ship has accumulated more than 900 days of maritime operations this year and sailed 150,000 nautical miles. The frequency of missions and the number of days out to sea have set a record for the same period in history.
The Ministry of Satellite Marine Measurement and Control of China currently has 4 survey ships, Yuanwang 3, 5, 6, and 7, except for The Yuanwang No. 7 ship is undergoing ship repair and renovation at Jiangnan Shipyard, and the other three survey ships have all gone to the ocean. In order to achieve a full-fledged run of missions throughout the year, the Yuanwang fleet entered the final mode of launching missions before the end of the year. (Headquarters CCTV reporter Du Xinzhu, our space practice center, Gao Chao Qi Chuang)