China’s first generation of space tracking ship afar One officially retired (Figure)
Data Figure: China Yuan Wang tracking ship
One Ocean Space Zhou Xuejun Chen Guoling our reporter Zhang Xiaoqi
Changxing Island pier, autumn wind howling.
Today, China’s first generation of space tracking ship “Yuanwang One”, the successful completion of 32 years in the maritime tracking tasks, the official from the sea and control the stage, back to its birthplace – Jiangnan Shipbuilding Group.
bow, flying for 32 years flying the flag fluttering. Board, for 32 years has entered the radar antenna locked.
waving, taking pictures, lots to talk about nostalgia, undying dismay … … donation ceremony, from the white-haired old man, to the flower of youth, in “afar One” work neatly lined up over generations, and their “close ally” parting.
“Woo -” 32 seconds of the whistle blew, slips out of the “afar” and crystal tears.
1977 年 8 31, “Yuanwang One” was launched in Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard built, delivered the following year.
“afar One” first captain Zangfa Hui recalls: “‘One Yuan Wang’ ship the birth, indicates that China become the United States, Soviet Union, France, after the world’s first four to build their own space tracking ship of state, to achieve a measure of China’s space leap from land to sea. “
22 years in the ship’s first engineer Chen Daogui said emotionally:” ‘afar One’ from birth moment, destined as partners with the blue sky and water, and the hardships the company of 32 years, it has always aimed at the forefront of space technology world, has overcome a stable tracking, precise school marked a series of major technological difficulties, withstood a second thrilling test, played a ‘flag thousands of people, gun people’ moving movement. “
China Satellite Maritime Tracking and Control Department, said party secretary Ding Xingnong, gave birth to the great cause of the great spirit. Dark blue for the first time into the battle from the beginning, a spiritual seed in the “afar” and my heart take root, this is the “dedication, unity, hard work, rigorous, pioneering” spirit afar.
“Woo -” 32 seconds of the whistle blew screeching halt. Reporters looked up looked, “Yuanwang I” ship’s rail at the top that say “eventful years, football star-chasing arrows, cast sky immortal monument; flourishing at the present, glory, and then a new chapter in the spectrum patriotic” slogans eye-catching.
China Satellite Maritime Tracking and Control Department fee plus soldiers told reporters: “Yuan Wang tracking ship has now been developed to the third generation, on October 1 this year, ‘afar III’, ‘afar five No. ‘,’ Yuanwang ‘traction in the Pacific side by side’ Chang-e II ‘successful moon, at present, these three ships are still the waves, in their voyage on the expedition! “
(newspaper Shanghai October 22, Xinhua)