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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #40 on: 06/16/2015 07:14 AM »
That's typical of North Korean propaganda. I'm still surprised they let their leader be so close to the launch.
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #41 on: 07/22/2015 02:40 AM »
North Korea prepares to launch new long-range rocket: Yonhap

http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-upgrades-missile-tower-possible-october-launch-022456441.html


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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.
« Last Edit: 07/22/2015 02:53 AM by catdlr »
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #42 on: 07/22/2015 03:31 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)

2015

2014 October (TBD) - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 (TBD) - Unha-3 - Sohae (North Korea)

Changes on January 2nd
Changes on May 28th
Progression towards launch is still on schedule. Note this is either a new Unha or has new taller wider upper stages.

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #43 on: 07/24/2015 08:45 PM »
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/video/2015-07/23/c_134438148.htm

DPRK upgrading missile launch tower
English.news.cn   2015-07-23 08:09:31

BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhuanet) -- South Korea's defense ministry says it is closely monitoring the Democratic of People's Republic of Korea after reports that it was upgrading a missile tower.

South Korea's Yonhap News agency reported that the DPRK had erected a new, taller launch tower at its missile base. The 67-meter tower would be able to accommodate the launch of a longer-range missile than the rocket test-fired in December 2012.

Yonhap quoted a South Korean government source as saying the newly upgraded Tongchang-ri launch pad would most likely be used around the 70th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK's ruling Workers' Party on October 10.

(Source: CNTV.cn)

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #44 on: 07/24/2015 08:49 PM »
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-07/22/c_134435242.htm

DPRK erects taller launch pad for long-range rocket: Yonhap
English.news.cn   2015-07-22 10:03:08
SEOUL, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) erected a taller launch pad for long-range rocket at a rocket base near the west coast, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday citing a government official.

Extension works for the 67-meter-high launch tower was nearly completed recently in Tongchang-ri in the DPRK's northwest, the official was quoted as saying. The works began in late 2013 to extend the 50-meter launch pad.

With the extension, the DPRK was estimated to be able to fire long-range rockets twice the size of Unha-3, which was fired into space orbit in December 2012, two months before the DPRK's third nuclear test. The 30-meter-long, three-stage Unha rocket was fired from the Tongchang-ri launch pad.

The official was quoted as saying that the DPRK is to use the new launch tower to fire a longer-range rocket than the previous Unha-3 around the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea on Oct. 10.

Signs of producing longer-range rockets were detected at an arms factory near Pyongyang, another official was quoted as saying.

Seoul said U.N. Security Council resolutions have banned all launches based on the DPRK's ballistic missile technology.

Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #45 on: 07/29/2015 08:34 PM »
Sohae Facility Ready to Support Future SLV Launch; Preparations for Engine Testing Identified

http://38north.org/2015/07/sohae072815/

Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that construction begun in spring 2015 after the earlier modification of the Sohae gantry for space launch vehicles (SLVs) has been completed. It appears that the SLV stages and payload can be prepared horizontally in a new launch support building at the end of the pad, then transferred to a movable support structure that is several stories high, where they will be erected vertically, checked out and finally moved to the launch tower.

Imagery of the Sohae engine test stand also indicates that preparations were underway as of July 21, including the presence of a moveable crane and probable ground support equipment, for an engine test in the near-term. A subsequent unconfirmed Yonhap report on July 24 stated that a test had taken place.

Construction of a shelter covering the Sohae rail spur where SLV stages and associated equipment are delivered from offsite has also been completed. The shelter would prevent the observation of rail activity at this location, and make it more difficult to observe the arrival of missile-related railcars and shipping containers by satellite imagery.

Despite these developments and statements by the ROK Ministry of Defense that Pyongyang is likely to conduct a “strategic provocation” around the time of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea, there are still no indications at Sohae that test preparations are underway to support a long-range SLV launch. There is also no public evidence to suggest that a decision has been made by the leadership in Pyongyang to move forward with a launch.

In the coming weeks, if preparations are indeed underway, we would expect to see other on-the ground indications at Sohae including increased rail activity and the possible arrival of missile related railcars, activity at facilities associated with rocket assembly, the filling of oxidizer and fuel storage tanks associated with the launch pad, activity at range radars intended to track a launch and possibly the arrival of VIPs to observe a launch.


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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #46 on: 08/20/2015 09:19 AM »
North Korea’s Sohae Facility: No Sign of Launch Preparations; New Construction at Engine Test Stand and conducts engine test

http://38north.org/2015/08/sohae081915/
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2015/08/20/0200000000AEN20150820001000315.html?input=rss


Movable transport structure base under construction.


Probable location of roll up door and spooler.

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #47 on: 09/14/2015 07:55 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)

2015

October 10 (TBD) - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 (TBD) - Unha-3 - Sohae (North Korea)

Changes on September 14th
Changes on October 1st
Changes on November 12th
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #48 on: 09/25/2015 06:08 AM »
North Korea: Long-Range Rocket Launch Unlikely On or Before October 10

http://38north.org/2015/09/sohae092415/


Work platforms are closed, with cover replaced only on top segments.


Continued construction on fuel/oxidizer buildings at the engine test stand begins.
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #49 on: 09/29/2015 07:45 AM »
Re-entry technology key indicator of progress in North Korea's missile program

http://tinyurl.com/ojb3d2y
http://38north.org/2015/09/schilling092815/


Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #50 on: 11/16/2015 11:58 AM »
North Korea declares no-sail zone in possible indication of missile launch

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2015/11/15/0200000000AEN20151115000700315.html?input=rss

"North Korea declared the no-sail zone in the East Sea area near Wonsan, Gangwon Province, effective from Nov. 11 to the 7th of next month," a government source said. "It is a vast area of the sea, so we are closely watching whether the North will launch a Scud or a new type of ballistic missile."


« Last Edit: 11/16/2015 12:02 PM by Websorber »

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #51 on: 11/28/2015 10:09 PM »
North Korea tested submarine-launched missile, but launch failed: report

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/28/us-northkorea-missile-idUSKBN0TH09M20151128

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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.
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #52 on: 11/28/2015 10:14 PM »
another source with more information...

North Korea ballistic missile test fails - report

http://www.dw.com/en/north-korea-ballistic-missile-test-fails-report/a-18881971

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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.
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #53 on: 12/10/2015 09:16 AM »
Sohae Satellite Launch Facility: Three Year Upgrade Program Likely Near Completion

http://38north.org/2015/12/sohae120915/


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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #54 on: 12/15/2015 07:44 PM »
New reconstruction of Sohae facility published by 38North


Sohae Satellite Launching Station 3D Panorama: Launch Control Center (Interior View)

Panorama of room view here
http://38north.org/sohaecontrolinterior2015/


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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #55 on: 02/02/2016 02:18 PM »
Launched:

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


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

2012.12.12 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 #2 - Unha-3 - Sohae - 00:49

Scheduled:

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

2016

February 8-25 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 (TBD) - Unha-3 (TBD) - Sohae
- 22:30-03:30

Changes on  February 2nd
Changes on  February 3rd
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #56 on: 02/02/2016 02:33 PM »
Next launch planned between 8 and 25 February according to the BBC

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #57 on: 02/02/2016 07:39 PM »
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

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #58 on: 02/05/2016 09:11 PM »
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Reuters Top News @Reuters
BREAKING: North Korea could be ready to launch missile test by Super Bowl Sunday: U.S. intelligence
February 7?
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #59 on: 02/05/2016 10:21 PM »
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Reuters Top News @Reuters
BREAKING: North Korea could be ready to launch missile test by Super Bowl Sunday: U.S. intelligence
February 7?
More Correct Answer:
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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
http://38north.org/2016/02/sohae020516/

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