Old 13th Mar 2019, 21:17
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Dee Vee
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
The Canadians referred to new "satellite tracking data", which may just be a roundabout way of saying more granular ADS-B data hoovered up by satellite.
sounds like it...


Satellite company provided data to FAA and NTSB 2 days ago

From CNN's Ellie Kaufman
The company that provided the satellite data that informed the FAA's decision to ground Boeing's Max 737 planes did so on Monday, according to Jessie Hillenbrand, director of Public Relations at Aireon.

Transport Canada received it Tuesday evening.

Hillenbrand said Aireon provided the data, which shows Ethiopian plane's flight position data, to authorities who requested it. The company does not analyze the information, she said, they just provide it.

Hillenbrand said they don't have any information about the crash itself. But the data sent shows the flight's path as captured by satellites as it travels. She said the "aircraft transmits its position twice a second, our satellites catch it. We have caught that data in real time and provided that to authorities."
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