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The satellite system that could avoid another MH370: Radical scheme to track aircraft wherever they are to be fully operational in 2018

A fleet of 66 satellites carrying airplane-tracking technology could soon keep tabs on the position, speed, and altitude of aircraft all around the world.

Iridium launched the first ten satellites in January, and so far, two have been switched on and begun to send back data.

It comes three years after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and experts say the new system could ensure that flights no longer go unaccounted for.

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