Re: [FPSPACE] DPRK satellite launch attempt

From: Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Date: Fri Mar 16 2012 - 12:39:01 UTC

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    Very interesting. This will be the first launch, as far as I know, from the new 
    large pad at 39.6601 N, 124.7053 E. My notes have Tongchang-Dong and Yunsong as 
    other names for the site.
    
    
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    From: Morris Jones <morrisjones@hotmail.com>
    To: fpspace@friends-partners.org
    Sent: Thu, March 15, 2012 10:39:13 PM
    Subject: [FPSPACE] DPRK satellite launch attempt
    
    
    >From the ROK Yonhap News Agency:
    
    SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Friday that it will launch its 
    indigenously built long-range missile, Kwangmyongsong-3, next month in 
    celebration of the centenary of the birth of the North's late founding leader, 
    Kim Il-sung, which falls on April 15.
    
       "Kwangmyongsong-3, a polar-orbiting earth observation satellite, will be 
    blasted off southward from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan 
    County, North Phyongan Province between April 12 and 16, lifted by carrier 
    rocket Unha-3," a spokesman for the North's Korean Committee for Space 
    Technology said in a statement.
    
       "A safe flight orbit has been chosen so that carrier rocket debris to be 
    generated during the flight would not have any impact on neighboring 
    countries... The DPRK will strictly abide by relevant international regulations 
    and usage concerning the launch of scientific and technological satellites for 
    peaceful purposes and ensure maximum transparency," said the spokesman, using 
    the abbreviation of North's official name. 
    (END)
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