more on the North Korean mystery satellite

Philip Chien (
Sun, 20 Sep 1998 18:47:09 -0400

I came across this story on the Korean Central News Agency web page.  The
last sentence is especially on topic for SeeSat -

Artificial satellite "Kwangmyongsong No.1" makes 100 rounds of the earth

Pyongyang, September 14 (KCNA) -- The artificial satellite "Kwangmyongsong
no.1" which had been launched in Korea at 12:07 on August 31 made 100
rounds of the earth between 08:24 and 11:17 on September 13. In the 100th
period the satellite passed the DPRK in the air 220 kilometres high via the
sky above the northern part of Hawaii, Chile, Argentina and other South
American countries, the Atlantic ocean, Namibia, Angola, Democratic Congo,
Ethiopia, Pakistan and China. The first artificial satellite of the DPRK
successfully made 100 rounds of the earth, demonstrating the potentials of
the DPRK which is accelerating the development of the space, an area of
ultra-modern science of humankind, in reliance upon national strength and
advanced science and technology. The artificial satellite is expected to be
seen with the naked eye when it is passing the DPRK in early October.

hmm, what's the standard magnitude for a satellite which doesn't exist?  ;-)

Philip Chien, KC4YER
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