Re: North Korean Satellite (was: Re: Seesat-l Digest, Vol 35, Issue 16)

From: Greg Roberts (
Date: Mon Dec 17 2012 - 21:27:33 UTC

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    Hi Bill
    I dont think I agree here.
    Wasnt the label of missile test applied by the western world whereas North Korea 
    always referred to a satellite launch ?
    I actually believe that this is a real satellite and we may yet get a surprise 
    or two. The fact that no transmissions have
    apparently not  been heard doesnt really mean anything - I suspect it will only 
    transmit on command as its pretty senseless
    transmitting continuously when there is no ground station to receive such 
    Contrary to what many think I dont think this was just a propaganda mission. The 
    western world appears to be trying to
    "play down" the launch as nothing more than a test - which of course it was - 
    but the objective was to orbit a payload and
    they seem to have done a pretty good job of this so far.
    Greg ZS1BI
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