Containers that are “yours” should glow green like they do when you respawn with a duplicator. It is already very hard to find your items because of the limited sensor range. It’s even harder when they’re surrounded by ship debris 5km away.
Yeah, for some reason dropped stuff has a lower sensor signature. You can squint and see it floating there once the other debris float away, but being that 80% of the groups I take out don’t drop anything, it’s definitely a bit frustrating to have to sweep in for a closer look and find absolutely nothing, or 6800 credits… and a new wave of enemies who just abruptly spawned in with guns blazing while you’re out of position.