China's space tracking ship sails for Chang'e-5 mission

China's second-generation space tracking ship Yuanwang-3 left Thursday for missions concerning the Chang'e-5 lunar probe, according to sources with the country's satellite maritime tracking and controlling department. China's Chang'e-5 mission is scheduled to be launched later this month. Since the beginning of 2020, vessels of the Yuanwang fleet have performed monitoring missions of the last BeiDou satellite and China's first Mars probe, as well as transporting missions of the Long March carrier rockets.