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Posted on September 2nd, 2014

KOMPSAT-3 Images the Crash Site of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17)

Here are two 70-cm color KOMPSAT-3 images of the primary and secondary crash sites of MH17 in southeastern Ukraine. The debris field around the primary crash site is extremely apparent in this data collected during the afternoon of July 21, 2014. (Images Courtesy: SI Imaging Services)

On July 17, 2014, another crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight captured the attention of the world. This time the cause of the disaster is relatively well known, i.e. it was apparently brought down by a group of Russian-backed rebels, and so is the location of the crash site, i.e. Donestsk Oblast in south-east Ukraine. Four days after the tragedy on July 21st, the crash site of MH17 caught the attention of the 70-centimeter (cm) satellite, KOMPSAT-3.

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