More than three months after the flight disappeared from military radar, the Malaysian government releases 45 pages of raw satellite data to the family members of the missing flight’s passengers, and then to the media. Such data can be used to determine the plane’s flight path. Regarding the possibility that this newly publicized data will provide fresh clues about the plane’s fate, satellite engineer Michael Exner says:
There are probably two or three pages of important stuff, the rest is just noise. It doesn’t add any value to our understanding.