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Chinese satellites redeployed to search for Malasyia Airlines plane

11 March 2014

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China said it had "immediately redeployed" 10 satellites to help in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared early Saturday with 239 people, mostly Chinese, on board, as frustration mounted among families of the missing over the lack of progress.

According to a report on www.81.cn, or China Military Net, the military's Xi'an Satellite Monitoring Center redeployed the satellites to help search on Saturday, as soon as news of the aircraft's disappearance was received.

The center said the 10 satellites were of four types - the Haiyang, Fengyun, Gaofen and Yaogan - and were providing support for ships and aircraft at the search site.

Source: Sinosphere - The New York Times

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