18 March 2020
The Xichang Satellite Launch Centre announced on 18 March the development of a new positioning system that can greatly shorten the time searching and locating rocket debris after launch. The system has proved efficient after the centre launched the 54th BeiDou satellite into space on 9 March. The satellite was sent into space by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. With the guidance of the system, the centre staff just spent 25 minutes finding the rocket boosters, while in the past, it would take them several hours or even half a month to complete such a task.
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