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Satellite Tracking Ship in Suva

The Yuan Wang 3 is at the Suva Harbour. The vessel is used for tracking and support of satellite and intercontinental ballistic missiles by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)
23 Aug 2015 11:23
Satellite Tracking Ship in Suva

The Yuan Wang 3 is at the Suva Harbour.

The vessel is used for tracking and support of satellite and intercontinental ballistic missiles by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

The first survey mission of the Yuan Wang class ships was during May 1980.

After being used for tracking of the launches of indigenously developed communications satellites, Yuan Wang 1 and Yuan Wang 2 underwent overhauls in 1986, so they could be used for supporting international satellite launches by the PRC.

Yuan Wang 3 is the second generation tracking ship of Yuan Wang series.

She can attain speed up to 20 knots (kt), with a range of 18,000 nautical miles at cruising speed of 18kt.

 

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