The Beihang Kongshi 1 satellite could allow global air traffic to be tracked from space. Photo: Tianyi Research Institute The Beihang Kongshi 1 satellite could allow global air traffic to be tracked from space. Photo: Tianyi Research Institute
The Beihang Kongshi 1 satellite could allow global air traffic to be tracked from space. Photo: Tianyi Research Institute
Aviation

China tests superfast aircraft-tracking satellite that could prevent another MH370 tragedy

  • The Beihang Kongshi 1 satellite can update the status of an aircraft every eight seconds, about twice as fast as American technology
  • Still at an experimental stage, the technology could lead to a global tracking system enabling airlines to locate a plane from space

Topic |   Aviation
The Beihang Kongshi 1 satellite could allow global air traffic to be tracked from space. Photo: Tianyi Research Institute The Beihang Kongshi 1 satellite could allow global air traffic to be tracked from space. Photo: Tianyi Research Institute
The Beihang Kongshi 1 satellite could allow global air traffic to be tracked from space. Photo: Tianyi Research Institute
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