New Satellite Network Designed to Make it Impossible For Airplanes to Go Missing

02/20/2019

A new satellite network that was officially launched last week is meant to make it impossible for commercial airplanes to go missing, according to a new CBS report.

A SpaceX rocket last week delivered 10 satellites into orbit, the final part of an effort by Iridium Communications Inc. to replace its 66 old communication satellites with a new generation of technology, CBS reported.

The new Iridium Communications satellites will have improved airplane-tracking abilities, which could reduce the number of flights that vanish per year.

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