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China involves 10 satellites to search for missing Boeing 777

March 11, 2014, 12:45 UTC+3
The main goal of the satellites is to make high-quality space images of the earth surface in the area of the search and rescue operation
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BEIJING, March 11. /ITAR-TASS/. China uses 10 satellites in search operation to find the missing Malaysian Boeing 777-200, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army daily reported on its website on Tuesday.

The main goal of the satellites is to make high-quality space images of the earth surface in the area of the search and rescue operation, the daily notes. The satellites would also provide meteorological monitoring and connection between the participants of the operation.

In addition, China pledged to arrange fail-safe operation of its BeiDou navigation satellite system for search operations, the daily writes.

The communication with Boeing 777-200 was lost when nearly two hours passed from the departure from Malaysian capital on Friday. The plane on its way to Beijing was supposed to be above the South China Sea in 120 nautical miles from Kota Bharu (Malaysia) in this moment.

According to preliminary data, it had 154 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, 5 Indians, 7 Indonesians, 7 Australians, 4 Americans, 3 French, 2 citizens of New Zealand, Canada and Ukraine, and one Russian and one Dutch on board.

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