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To determine the position of a rocket to within a few centimetres during its entire flight – that is what a team of researchers and students from Eindhoven University of Technology and Radboud University Nijmegen will test during an experimental rocket launch in Sweden between 11 and 14 March. Their method – up to ten times more accurate than GPS – will enable the better adjustment of rockets in flight so that they can return to land in the right place. In time, the method could possibly also be used to trace lost objects at sea, such as the remains of an aeroplane wreck or the lost containers that recently washed ashore on the Wadden Islands.

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