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China deploys satellites for missing plane search

( Source: China Military Online  )         2014-March-10 22:48

  BEIJING, March 10 (ChinaMil)  -- Reporters learnt from the Xi’an Satellite Control Centre, located in Xi’an, capital city of western China’s Shaanxi Province, that China has adjusted the operations of nearly ten orbiting satellites to help in the search of the missing flight MH370.

  The center had launched an emergency response for the search and adjusted up to ten high-resolution satellites. It purged the original commands of several satellites to offer full services in weather monitoring, communication and other aspects for the search.

  Contact with Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was lost along with its radar signal at 1:20 a.m. Beijing time on Saturday as it was flying over the Ho Chi Minh City air traffic control area in Vietnam.

  The flight was carrying 12 crew members and 227 passengers, including more than 150 Chinese.

  A large-scale search conducted by multiple countries has found no sign of the plane so far.

Editor :  Zhang Tao