Inmarsat satellite imagery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 to be made public

Inmarsat, the company whose satellites captured imagery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 before it disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in April, is working with Malaysian aviation authorities to release related satellite imagery to the public.
By JC Finley   |   May 20, 2014 at 7:37 AM   |   Comments

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 20 (UPI) -- Malaysian aviation authorities and Inmarsat acknowledged Tuesday that they are preparing to release Inmarsat's satellite data of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

In a joint statement released Tuesday by Malaysian aviation officials and Inmarsat, they said, "In line with our commitment towards greater transparency, all parties are working for the release of the data communication logs and the technical description of the analysis for public consumption."

K.S. Narendran, whose wife was aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370, spoke with CNN about the planned release of Inmarsat satellite data, calling it "just one piece of the whole amount of data that has been used to conduct the search. ... I think it will be essential as time goes by for the larger set of data to also be made available."

Aviation officials and Inmarsat have "noted that the data communication logs is just one of the many elements of the investigation information."

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