Earth observation by NASA will be conducted using one satellite, which is shown above, in order to assist in the search for the missing Malaysian airline liner.
The leading global space agency joined the search for Malaysian airliner, which disappeared in the air over the weekend.
On Monday (March 10), NASA began to look at ways and ways to contribute to the search
Malaysian aircraft flight 370, which, according to official representatives, disappeared shortly after take-off on Friday (March 7).
"Activities in this direction will include the review of archives and the mining of satellite data previously obtained, and using space devices such as the Earth-Observing-1 satellite (EO-1) and the ISERV camera on the International Space Station crash sites. " NASA spokesman Allard Beitel for Space.com said in an e-mail. "The resolution of the received images makes it possible to determine objects as large as 98 feet (30 meters) or more."
In addition, Beitel added that NASA will send relevant data to U.S. The Geological Survey's Earth Resource Observations and the Science Hazard Data Distribution System — when the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters is activated, it greatly facilitates the system of information exchange. The charter, which focuses on mitigating the effects of natural and man-made disasters due to optimized delivery of space data, was activated on Tuesday (March 11) in China.
Flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, on Friday in the second half for US Eastern time and headed for Beijing. The plane disappeared from the radar sensor in less than an hour of flight; The location of the Boeing 777, which was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members is still unknown.
According to the CNS on Wednesday (March 12), the Chinese authorities announced that one of the country's satellites saw the possible crash site of flight 370. The spacecraft recorded images of three large floating objects in the waters northeast of Kuala Lumpur, just along the intended trajectory flight liner.
Only further investigations and restoration work on found parts will be able to accurately determine whether these fragments are parts of a Malaysian airline.
The disappearance of flight 370 resembles the disappearance of flight 477 of French airlines, which disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009, shortly after taking off from Rio de Janeiro, heading for Paris. It took five days to detect debris from the flight 477 and more than two years to lift from the ocean floor and restore the black boxes.