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North Korean launch schedule
« on: 07/12/2013 10:18 AM »
Launched:

Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)


1998.08.31 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1 - Paektusan-1 - Musudan-ri (North Korea) - 03:07 (Failure)
2006.07.04 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 - Unha-1 - Musudan-ri (North Korea) - 20:01 (Failure)
2009.04.05 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 #2 - Unha-2 - Tonghae (North Korea) - 02:20 (Failure)
2012.04.12 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 - Unha-3 - Sohae (North Korea) - 22:38:55 (Failure)
2012.12.12 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 #2 - Unha-3 - Sohae (North Korea) - 00:49

Scheduled:

Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)


2013
TBD - TBD - Unha-3 - Sohae (North Korea)

« Last Edit: 07/21/2013 01:54 AM by Andy USA »

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #2 on: 10/20/2013 02:03 AM »
Hi,

Regarding the North Korean launch schedule:

1. Timing. North Korea has a tendency to conduct space launches, missile tests, and nuclear weapons tests to demonstrate shows of national unity and technological and military might on national holidays (e.g. founding of DPRK, birthdays of Kim il-Sung and Kim Jong-il, et cetera). Given that North Korea wanted to mark Kim il-Sung's birthday of launching a rocket, we should not rule out the possibility that the DPRK may carry out a space launch either around the 2nd anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death or on the birthday of Kim Jong-un.

2. Nomenclature. It's interesting that the April 2009 launch was called Unha-2, while the 2012 launches were dubbed Unha-3. However, it would be a mistake to suggest that the Unha-2 and Unha-3 are two different rockets because they are about the same height (98 feet) and differ only in the type of fuel for the third stage (Unha-2 third stage used solid fuel, while Unha-3 third stage used liquid fuel). We know what Unha-9 looks like judging from photos released by North Korean state television, but we don't know if Unha-4 through Unha-8 will be the same height as Unha-2 and Unha-3. For now, the 2009 and 2012 launches should be referred to as Paektusan-2.

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #3 on: 10/20/2013 10:57 AM »
For now, the 2009 and 2012 launches should be referred to as Paektusan-2.

I disagree. While I'm still unconvinced as to whether Unha-2 and Unha-3 are type designations or flight numbers (with the Unha-3 number being reused after the initial failure (Kwangmyongsong-3's replacement was also called   Kwangmyongsong-3 (Unit 2)), I haven't seen any real evidence that "Paektusan-2" is an alternative name for the rocket in question.

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #4 on: 10/21/2013 05:21 AM »
Paektusan (or Pekdosan) was used for the failed 1998 launch of Kwangmyongsong 1. As North Korea have called their new vehicles Unha-2 and Unha-3, I don't see why we should be calling it by any other name.
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #5 on: 01/01/2014 06:18 PM »
Launched:

Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)


1998.08.31 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1 - Paektusan-1 - Musudan-ri (North Korea) - 03:07 (Failure)
2006.07.04 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 - Unha-1 - Musudan-ri (North Korea) - 20:01 (Failure)
2009.04.05 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 #2 - Unha-2 - Tonghae (North Korea) - 02:20 (Failure)
2012.04.12 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 - Unha-3 - Sohae (North Korea) - 22:38:55 (Failure)
2012.12.12 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 #2 - Unha-3 - Sohae (North Korea) - 00:49

Scheduled:

Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)

2014

2013 March (TBD) - TBD - Unha-3 - Sohae (North Korea)

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« Last Edit: 02/12/2014 07:37 AM by Salo »

Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #6 on: 01/31/2014 01:29 PM »
Interesting new articel on 38north.org about the Sohae Satellite Launching Station .

http://38north.org/2014/01/sohae012914/

What are they up to?

Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #7 on: 02/07/2014 07:44 AM »
An interesting update on the construction activity at the Sohae launch site. That looks like an oversized launch tower!

http://38north.org/2014/02/sohae020614/

It looks like they are going for the whole nine yards, constructing a launch tower that can accommodate all future launchers: from Unha-4 till Unha9:

http://www.voanews.com/content/nkorea-claim-of-more-long-range-rocket-lauches-seen-as-credible/1713495.html

Does anyone has any credible information on the mentioned launchers?

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #8 on: 03/02/2014 11:23 PM »
Seoul Yonhap NEWS(Japanese)http://japanese.yonhapnews.co.kr/headline/2014/03/03/0200000000AJP20140303000300882.HTML

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2 shot in the short-range missile launches = Tokai also North Korea
 
2014/03/03 08:56
 
[Seoul Yonhap] Korean government officials revealed the 3rd morning, North Korea has fired
two short-range missile shot.

According to the same officials, about 10 minutes from 6:19 the same day, North Korea fired
two rounds of short-range ballistic missile from Wonsan and Gangwon-flag Taimine the southeast.
Missile that flew 500 kilometers or more. Intelligence officials and South Korean military
estimates that "Scud C".

North Korea fired a ballistic missile 4 shots found the Scud in orthotopic also the 27th
last month. Was flying 220 km at an altitude of 60-70 km.

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #9 on: 03/03/2014 02:20 AM »
Seoul Yonhap NEWS(Japanese)http://japanese.yonhapnews.co.kr/headline/2014/03/03/0200000000AJP20140303000300882.HTML

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2 shot in the short-range missile launches = Tokai also North Korea
 
2014/03/03 08:56
 
[Seoul Yonhap] Korean government officials revealed the 3rd morning, North Korea has fired
two short-range missile shot.

According to the same officials, about 10 minutes from 6:19 the same day, North Korea fired
two rounds of short-range ballistic missile from Wonsan and Gangwon-flag Taimine the southeast.
Missile that flew 500 kilometers or more. Intelligence officials and South Korean military
estimates that "Scud C".

North Korea fired a ballistic missile 4 shots found the Scud in orthotopic also the 27th
last month. Was flying 220 km at an altitude of 60-70 km.
Please keep in mind that this is an orbital launch thread. All suborbital items belong the in the suborbital thread and suborbital launches are to be posted in the suborbital launch schedule's thread.

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #10 on: 03/03/2014 03:17 AM »
Here's an English translation that makes more sense.

http://endtimeheadlines.org/breaking-news/breaking-news-north-korea-fires-two-scud-missiles-from-east-coast/

Seems four Scuds were fired with a range of 220 km on Thursday 27 February and two Scud C's on Monday 3 March at 6:19 am at a range of over 500 km.
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #13 on: 03/20/2014 04:22 AM »
Here's an article with a little more information. Apparently, they were FROG (Free Rocket Over Ground) missiles. FROG's with 70 km range have NATO name FROG-7 (9K52 Luna-M).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/seoul-nkorea-test-fires-25-short-range-rockets/2014/03/16/fa2ec6c4-ad72-11e3-b8b3-44b1d1cd4c1f_story.html
« Last Edit: 03/20/2014 04:22 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #14 on: 03/21/2014 07:09 AM »
North Koreaís Nuclear and Rocket Test Sites: Activity Continues but No Sign of Test Preparations

From 38north.org

http://38north.org/2014/03/testsites031914/

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There is no test-related activity at the Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground (Musudan-ri), which was last used for testing in 2009. However, a large amount of building material has arrived indicating construction will soon resume on the new assembly building

Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #15 on: 03/22/2014 05:41 AM »
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/03/22/52/0301000000AEN20140322000400315F.html

(I think based on the distance the launched rockets where probably FROG's)
« Last Edit: 03/22/2014 06:03 AM by Websorber »

Re: North Korean launch schedule
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #18 on: 04/13/2014 09:38 AM »
Overview of North-Korean missile/rocket launches f the past weeks


Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #19 on: 04/15/2014 12:22 PM »
North transports rocket launcher

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North Korea has moved a mobile rocket launcher to its east coast in apparent preparation for a missile launch ahead of the anniversary of the birthday of the nationís founder, Kim Il Sung

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2987927&cloc=joongangdaily|home|newslist1


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