Friday, March 14, 2014

A wiff of rodent

Funny how my ute can be tracked about the countryside, but a bloody great (and very expensive) aircraft can disappear. With all the GPS hardware out there, one would think a plane could be tracked to the metro- and that this tracking creature would be installed so as to NOT be able to be deactivated whilst in flight.

You can see how conspiracy theories get started.


It would appear that this is NOT a conspiracy theory, but truth being stranger than fiction!


paul scott said...

Absolutely Ostable , I don't get it, how much stuff can go wrong with one aircraft, espec
ially the GPS signals

KG said...

Let's hope it's not being turned into an EMP delivery system as we speak....

Oswald Bastable said...
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Oswald Bastable said...

On Thursday, a US official said the plane remained airborne after losing contact with air traffic control, sending a signal to establish contact with a satellite. The Malaysian official confirmed this, referring to the process by its technical term of a "handshake."

Boeing offers a satellite service that can receive a stream of data on how an aircraft is functioning in flight and relay the information to the plane's home base.

Malaysia Airlines didn't subscribe to that service, but the plane still had the capability to connect with the satellite and was automatically sending signals, or pings, said the US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorised to discuss the situation by name.

Hishammuddin said the government would only release information about the signals when they were verified."

Oi said...

It would appear that each Rolls Royce engine sends its own data to the factory via satellite.
I hear that the factory can contact the aircraft owner and tell them that a particular engine is developing a problem ..... but I digress.
The engines on this aircraft apparently kept sending data to the factory for 4 hours after the last voice transmission.