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Malaysia, Inmarsat to release satellite data on MH370

Published on May 20, 2014 4:00 PM
 
A member of staff at satellite communications company Inmarsat works in front of a screen showing subscribers using their service throughout the world, at their headquarters in London March 25, 2014. Malaysia's aviation authority and British company Inmarsat said Tuesday they would release satellite data used to narrow the search for missing flight MH370 down to the southern Indian Ocean. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's aviation authority and British company Inmarsat said Tuesday they would release satellite data used to narrow the search for missing flight MH370 down to the southern Indian Ocean.

Family members of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines plane, which vanished on March 8, had demanded that raw satellite data be made public for independent analysis after an initial undersea search found no wreckage.

"All parties are working for the release of the data communication logs and the technical description of the analysis for public consumption," Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation and Inmarsat said in a joint statement.

The statement did not say when the data would be made available.

 
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