Missing MH370: France says new satellite data are radar echoes

Missing MH370: France says new satellite data are radar echoes
Satellite imagery provided to Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) of objects that may be possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in a revised area 185 km (115 miles) to the south east of the original search area in this picture released by AMSA March 20, 2014.

KUALA LUMPUR - France's foreign ministry clarified that the new satellite data from France indicating floating objects in the search area for MH370 came in the form of "satellite-generated radar echoes," Reuters reported.

A radar echo is an electronic signal that contains information about the location and distance of the object which bounces the signal back.

According to the French statement, the debris was floating around 2,300km from Perth.

It said France would increase its satellite capacity to continue the search in the zone.

Earlier, the Transport Ministry said in a statement that French satellites had detected 'potential objects in the vicinity of the southern corridor', and have sent the images to Malaysia.

The information was relayed to Malaysia Sunday morning, and the images were immediately relayed to the Australian rescue co-ordination centre.

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