ABOARD YUANWANG-6, June 21 (Xinhua) — China’s Yuanwang-6 space-tracking ship returned to its homeport on Monday after finishing its telemetry, monitoring and command (TT&C) duties for the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft and Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship missions.
Yuanwang-6, China’s third-generation space-tracking ship, was at sea for 29 days, crusing greater than 5,000 nautical miles for the 2 missions.
On Might 29, China launched Tianzhou-2. The cargo freighter, carrying provides, gear and propellant, efficiently docked with the area station core module Tianhe on Might 30.
On June 17, China efficiently launched Shenzhou-12, with three astronauts on board for area station building.
Yuanwang-6 has supplied important communication between the spacecraft and the bottom.
When the Shenzhou-12 spaceship, atop a Lengthy March-2F service rocket, reached the TT&C vary of Yuangwang-6 crusing within the Pacific Ocean on the time, the space-tracking ship found and captured the indicators of the spaceship promptly.
The monitoring vessel helped Shenzhou-12 undertake a number of key strikes, together with orbit entry and unfolding of photo voltaic panels, offering vital information help for the missions.
As the one maritime TT&C level within the Shenzhou missions, Yuanwang-6 despatched a number of key directions to the spacecraft and despatched again astronauts’ photos and voice data, in keeping with Yang Bianjiao, captain of Yuanwang-6.
Yuanwang-6 has accomplished six maritime TT&C missions this 12 months.