USSPACECOM on NK satellite: nothing so far

Allen Thomson (thomsona@dzn.com)
Tue, 8 Sep 1998 13:55:17 -0600

Via John Pike/FAS:

Background Comment on North Korean Launch
http://www.fas.org/spp/guide/dprk/new25-98.htm
US Space Command News Release - 08 September 1998
US Space Command has not been able to confirm
North Korean assertions that it launched a small satellite on 
August 31, 1998. US Space Command has not observed any 
object orbiting the Earth that correlates to the orbital data the 
North Koreans have provided in their public statements.
Additionally, we have not observed any new object orbiting
the Earth in any orbital path that could correlate to the North 
Korean claims. Lastly, no US radio receiver has been able to 
detect radio transmissions at 27 megahertz corresponding to
the North Korean claims. Efforts by US Space Command 
personnel to locate the alleged North Korean satellite are 
continuing.