Satellites could help locate missing Malaysian flight

satellite image of South China sea
NASA image of the South China Sea
Credits: NASA

The Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines flight MH730 disappeared on 8 March 2014 over the South China sea.

GeoSage, a company specialized in developing image fusion and spectral transformation analysis, is suggesting to use Landsat-8 satellite imagery to analyze the surrounding ocean area, where the plane lost contact. 

The experts compiled a list of relevant scenes. The 15-m Landsat-8 images could be used to concentrate the search and rescue to a specific area and exclude others, as the company proposes.