RE: North Korean launches rocket

From: Erkenswick, Tom M. (JSC-DM351) (
Date: Sun Apr 05 2009 - 12:45:25 UTC

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    According to
    The North American Aerospace Defense Command, the U.S. and a Canadian organization that monitors space activity released a statement about the launch.
    "Officials acknowledged today that North Korea launched a Taepo Dong 2 missile at 10:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, which passed over the Sea of Japan and the nation of Japan," the statement said. "Stage one of the missile fell into the Sea of Japan. The remaining stages along with the payload itself landed in the Pacific Ocean. No object entered orbit and no debris fell on Japan."
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Marco Langbroek [] 
    Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2009 4:22 PM
    To: satelliet lijst (SeeSat)
    Subject: Re: North Korean launches rocket
    T V I schreef:
    > Latest unconfirmed reports are that a satellite is in orbit and is playing a selection of the NK presidents faourite tunes as it goes on its merry way..
    > Not seen any reports of inclination yet but I suspect the passes will be well below my horizon , however it seems plausible that any transmissions may well fall in the 460 mhz fm region.
    > John
    Anyone able to guess an approximate elset based on these NOTAM info:
    ...and the quoted info from Igor Lissov:
    > Launch time -- 02:20 UTC
    > Separation time -- 02:29:02 UTC
    > Orbit: 40.6 deg, 490 x 1426 km, 104.2 min we can try to see whether anything is there or not?
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
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