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US Company Developing Space-Based Plane Tracking

One of the reasons Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 hasn't been found is because the plane couldn't be tracked continuously over the ocean.  In fact, nearly 3/4 of the globe is untrackable by ground-based radar, the typical way to keep track of aircraft since the 1940s. One company now plans to deploy space-based tracking payloads so that 100% of the earth is trackable and no plane will ever be "lost" again. Sixty-six satellites orbiting the planet, the Iridium NEXT...

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