China has announced that its space-tracking ship has embarked on its first 2023 voyage.
The vessel named Yuanwang 5 started its journey from Jiangsu province in East China on February 20.
It will monitor spacecrafts along its journey, the longest since the 2020 voyage.
The ship had been replenished with all the necessary supplies for the mission, and the crew inspected the vessel and the facilities thoroughly before embarking on the voyage.
References: China Daily, CN News, People’s Daily Online