For now, the 2009 and 2012 launches should be referred to as Paektusan-2.
Seoul Yonhap NEWS(Japanese)http://japanese.yonhapnews.co.kr/headline/2014/03/03/0200000000AJP20140303000300882.HTML--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 firedtwo short-range missile shot. According to the same officials, about 10 minutes from 6:19 the same day, North Korea firedtwo 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 militaryestimates that "Scud C". North Korea fired a ballistic missile 4 shots found the Scud in orthotopic also the 27thlast month. Was flying 220 km at an altitude of 60-70 km.
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
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 nation’s founder, Kim Il Sung
It has been almost two years since North Korea launched the Unha-3 SLV intended to place a satellite in orbit. With the completion of construction activities at Sohae, particularly the modification of the gantry tower and launch pad, the North seems ready to resume activities at this site. If the political decision was made tomorrow—and of course no one knows whether it will or not—Pyongyang could conduct a new Unha launch by the end of the year.
Kim, during a visit to the North's newly-built satellite command centre, urged scientists to work harder to "further glorify the (North) as a space power," state-run KCNA said."The status of the (North) as a satellite producer-launcher remains unchanged though the hostile forces deny it and its space development can never be abandoned, no matter who may oppose," Kim was quoted as saying.
Recent commercial satellite imagery shows new construction at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (“Tongchang-ri”), specifically at the site used to launch the Unha space launch vehicle (SLV), most recently in 2012. While the upgrading of the gantry to support a space launch vehicle larger than the Unha was essentially completed by late 2014, Pyongyang has been further modifying the launch area to include a new support building at the east end of the pad as well as a platform that appears to move along rails from that building to the launch tower.While the exact purpose of this building remains unclear, one possibility is that the North Koreans are building a complex similar to facilities observed in China, such as at the Jiuquan Launch Center, that include buildings where the launch vehicle is assembled, processed, and checked, then placed on a movable platform and rolled to the launch tower. As work moves to completion, a more definitive conclusion will be possible.
VIDEO of Kim Jong Un watching submarine missile launch!
The 67-metre (220-ft) tower will be able to accommodate the launch of a longer-range missile than the rocket test-fired in December 2012. That launch was widely considered successful in putting an object into space orbit, the Yonhap report said.
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) - 00:49Scheduled:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)20152014 October (TBD) - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 (TBD) - Unha-3 - Sohae (North Korea)Changes on January 2ndChanges on May 28th
North Korea appeared to conduct a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on Saturday but it ended in failure with no indication that the missile successfully ejected from the vessel and took off, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.The test, if confirmed, follows a test-launch in May of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), which Pyongyang boasted as a success but has not been independently verified."There is no identification of a missile taking flight and only fragments of a safety cover was observed so it's highly likely that the launch was a misfire," a South Korean government source was quoted as saying by Yonhap.
The Seoul-based news agency reported that a North Korean KN-11 missile was fired between 2.20 p.m. (0520 UTC) and 2.40 p.m. local time on Saturday.The submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) was discharged from a submerged barge in the Sea of Japan but there was no indication that the missile successful ejected from the vessel and took off, it said.Quoting an unnamed South Korean government official, Yonhap reported that the rocket flew about 150 meters (490 feet) out of the water."There is no identification of a missile taking flight and only fragments of a safety cover were observed so it's highly likely that the launch was a misfire," the source was cited as saying.North Korean officials have yet to reveal details of the test, but they did declare a no-sail zone off the country's eastern coast two weeks ago.Pyongyang is still years away from developing submarine missile launch technology, the Reuters news agency reported.
Next launch planned between 8 and 25 February according to the BBC
The launch would be conducted between Feb. 8 and 25, between 7 a.m. and noon Pyongyang time (22:30-03:30 UTC)source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/agency-north-korea-plans-satellite-launch-month-36664334
Reuters Top News @ReutersBREAKING: North Korea could be ready to launch missile test by Super Bowl Sunday: U.S. intelligence
QuoteReuters Top News @ReutersBREAKING: North Korea could be ready to launch missile test by Super Bowl Sunday: U.S. intelligenceFebruary 7?
QuoteNew commercial satellite imagery of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (“Tongchang-dong”) from February 3 and 4 shows the arrival of tanker trucks at the launch pad, specifically at the old fuel/oxidizer bunkers. Contrary to recent reports, the presence of these tankers more likely indicates the filling of fuel/oxidizer tanks within the bunkers than the fueling of the space launch vehicle (SLV). In the past, such activity has occurred 1-2 weeks prior to a launch eventhttp://38north.org/2016/02/sohae020516/
New commercial satellite imagery of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (“Tongchang-dong”) from February 3 and 4 shows the arrival of tanker trucks at the launch pad, specifically at the old fuel/oxidizer bunkers. Contrary to recent reports, the presence of these tankers more likely indicates the filling of fuel/oxidizer tanks within the bunkers than the fueling of the space launch vehicle (SLV). In the past, such activity has occurred 1-2 weeks prior to a launch event
Is it possible to have a thread for non-space launches - ie, missiles - which is completely separate from the space-related launches, please?
I have moved those posts dealing with North Korea missiles to the Suborbital missions section under the topic "North Korea missiles" (which existed before with the title "North Korea tests KN-11)