Chinese tracking ship starts monitoring mission for Chang'e 4 relay satellite

Updated 2018-05-06 11:44:01 Xinhua

File photo of the tracking ship Yuanwang 6.

China's tracking ship Yuanwang 6 departed from a port in East China's Jiangsu province Saturday to monitor Queqiao, the Chang'e 4 relay satellite.

The Chang'e 4 lunar probe will be launched at the end of this year on a mission to land on the far side of the Moon. A relay satellite named Queqiao is responsible for transmitting signals between the Earth and the far side of the Moon, essential for the lunar probe.

The maritime monitoring and control of Queqiao will be performed by Yuanwang 6 and Yuanwang 7 in the Pacific Ocean. Yuanwang 7 has just completed a monitoring mission for the APSTAT-6C communication satellite and is already in the new mission area.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58October 16 2018 14:20:02

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16October 16 2018 14:20:02

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18October 16 2018 14:20:02

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords