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NASA targeting Earth observing satellites and ISS sensors to aid missing Malaysian airline search
23 March 2014
NASA has actively joined the hunt for the missing Malaysian Airline flight MH-370 that mysteriously disappeared without a trace more than two weeks ago on 08 March 2014.
Sensors aboard at least two of NASA's unmanned Earth orbiting global observation satellites as well as others flying on the manned International Space Station (ISS) are looking for signs of the jetliner that could aid the investigators from a multitude of nations and provide some small measure of comfort to the grieving families and loved ones of the passengers aboard.
"Obviously NASA isn't a lead agency in this effort. But we're trying to support the search, if possible," Allard Beutel, NASA Headquarters, Office of Communications director, told Universe Today.
NASA's airplane search assistance comes in two forms; mining existing space satellite observing data and retargeting space based assets for new data gathering since the incident.
Source: Universe Today