Malaysia: The Malaysian government on Tuesday released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency by relatives of some of the 239 people on board.
The technical data released consisted of data communication logs from the satellite system operated by the U.K's Inmarsat company. The plane sent hourly transmissions to a satellite. The signals were never meant to track an aircraft's path, but investigators had nothing else to go on because the plane's other communication systems had been disabled.
However, few experts are of the opinion that the data didn't include key assumptions, algorithms and metadata needed to validate the investigation team's conclusions, and consists of what can at most be determined as ‘noise’.
Source: Daily News