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TONGCHANG-RI, DPRK - The rocket for the planned satellite launch later this month by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been installed on the launch pad, Xinhua correspondents saw at the launch site Sunday.

Some 70 reporters from Xinhua and other foreign media were invited to take a special train to the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in the DPRK's northwest for a visit.

Jang Myung Jin, who is in charge of the station, told reporters that the three-stage Unha-3 rocket, which will carry the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite into space, has been assembled but not yet fueled.

Xinhua reporters saw that some technicians were working at the middle and bottom sections of the towering launch pad and that the DPRK flag had been emblazoned on the rocket together with "Unha-3."

The Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite weighs 91 tons and has an original driving force of 120 tons, and the Unha-3 rocket is 30 meters high with a diameter of 2.4 meters, according to Jang.

"It is a carrier rocket but not a ballistic missile," he said, adding that the launch is a peaceful program aimed at developing the DPRK's economy and raising the people's living standard.

"The rocket is equipped with a self-destruction system and thus will not affect other regional countries," the official said.

Stressing that every country has the right and freedom to peacefully explore the space, he said the DPRK will continue exploring space despite its economic difficulties.

After entering its Sun-synchronous orbit, the satellite will broadcast "the Song of General Kim Il Sung" and "the Song of General Kim Jong Il," he added.

During the five-hour trip to the launch site, located in Tongchang-ri, Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province, the reporters also visited the General Satellite Control and Command Center and some other facilities.

The DPRK last month announced its plan to launch an "earth observation" satellite between April 12 and 16 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of DPRK founder Kim Il Sung.

The upcoming launch, which Jang said was planned several years ago, has triggered global concerns.

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Post time 2012-4-9 13:33:20 |Display all floors
The upcoming launch, which Jang said was planned several years ago, has triggered global concerns?
why concern?

peacefull use of space is legal , S.Korea launch it's own satelites for long time now ..........big fuss about legal business of one country is part of propaganda.

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Post time 2012-4-9 13:37:44 |Display all floors
North Korea has always reminded me of Maria Balotelli, if you are into football.

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Post time 2012-4-10 12:41:35 |Display all floors
goldengrove Post time: 2012-4-8 21:37
North Korea has always reminded me of Maria Balotelli, if you are into football.


You know Guys...

After reading all of this
commotion about how Japan threatens to to PAC-3 North
Korea's satelite launch...

Japan says interceptors deployed for DPRK satellite launch - People's Daily Online






Come to think of it...

I really wish they mean what they say and go for it...

That way, we get to see first hand if Japan's (='s America's)
PAC-3's is really as good as boasted and, of course, it's an opportunity of a life time for
us to see if [ our Chinese versions of the PAC-3's (S-300 I think) ] have the mastery to down
Japan's PAC-3's which is going after North Korea's satelite...

Cool isn't it Guy?  

I mean America doesn't get hurt and China
doesn't get hurt. Only NK's satelite launch get hurt, or only Japan's PAC-3
gets discredited or our S-300's gets discredited...

Three birds with one stone for everyone...










, come to think of it: I do wish keep their words...  This way, we can witness  first hand if the PAC-3 missiles are really what it says it is and, we can see if [ our Chinese PAC-3 ] of which I'm sure Pyongyang probably have are any good at taking out the PAC-3's launched by the Japanese...  


Putin's a killer. This was the claim made by Fox News journalist; Bill O'Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump's reply came in the form of a simple question. What, you think our country's so innocent?

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Post time 2012-4-11 13:55:14 |Display all floors
DPRK has the right and freedom to peacefully explore the space.

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Post time 2012-4-11 16:00:12 |Display all floors
Bomb the feckers!

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Post time 2012-4-11 16:49:53 |Display all floors
dont think they will launch it
ExJ.H

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