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North Korea missiles
« on: 04/24/2016 08:34 PM »
NK missile technology is advancing across a broad front. This is the latest. Although not space-related, it shows that they're putting money into a bunch of different technologies and having some success.

http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/pictorial/index.html?issue_id=IC20161359&issue_div=all&template=7394?c88b56a0#
« Last Edit: 08/25/2016 03:24 PM by input~2 »

Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #1 on: 07/12/2016 07:40 AM »
Will Iran’s Simorgh Space Launcher Appear in North Korea?

http://www.nti.org/analysis/articles/will-irans-simorgh-space-launcher-appear-north-korea/

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Iran has an ambitious space program. But it also has an ambitious missile program as well. Iran is now developing a larger new rocket called the Simorgh, with the goal of placing a new satellite in orbit by February 2017. Many in the United States worry that the Simorgh might also serve as the basis for an ICBM.

Concerns about Iran’s space program arise from the fact that it is largely built on technologies imported from North Korea. The collaboration between Iran and North Korea in developing rockets for civilian space launches or military missions is a subject of frequent concern in the United States. And while that collaboration has largely been seen as North Korean assistance to Iran, there are now indications that the relationship has become more collaborative over time. [1] In some instances, the flow of technology could even be shifting in the other direction, with Iran supplying North Korea with assistance. This may force us to change how we think about addressing the threat from Iran and North Korea’s missile programs.

Re: Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #2 on: 08/24/2016 06:41 PM »
Preparations for North Korean Missile Test Caught on Satellite Imagery

http://38north.org/2016/08/sinpo082416/


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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #3 on: 08/25/2016 09:07 PM »
North Korea released a propaganda film showing multiple angles of their latest submarine-launched ballistic missile test. It doesn't look like it was the healthiest rocket motor to ever fly (a significant anomaly can be seen 38 seconds into the video), but it seems to have worked.

« Last Edit: 08/25/2016 09:12 PM by RotoSequence »

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #4 on: 08/25/2016 10:06 PM »
Named "Polaris"... How original... ???
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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #5 on: 08/25/2016 10:31 PM »
Named "Polaris"... How original... ???
That is a rough translation

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #6 on: 08/25/2016 10:46 PM »
Named "Polaris"... How original... ???
That is a rough translation
That is as reported by CNN as translation of "North Star or Pole Star"...
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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #7 on: 08/26/2016 11:24 PM »

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #9 on: 10/15/2016 08:34 PM »
Failure reported:

http://us.cnn.com/2016/10/15/asia/failed-north-korea-missile-launch/index.html

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US Strategic Command says its systems detected a failed North Korean ballistic missile launch Saturday evening near the northwestern city of Kusŏng.

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #10 on: 10/16/2016 01:07 AM »
BBC report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37670035

Not sure why there is the comment about the space programme in the above since this was clearly a missile launch and not a satellite launch attempt: for the last decade North Korea has announced its satellite launch attempts in advance and no such advance warning was given for this launch.

Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #11 on: 10/17/2016 09:01 AM »
U.S. says N. Korea's launch of Musudan missile ends in failure

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2016/10/16/26/0301000000AEN20161016000254315F.html



« Last Edit: 10/17/2016 09:02 AM by Websorber »

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #12 on: 10/20/2016 04:16 AM »
Another North Korea intermediate range missile fails after launch

By Ju-min Park and Eric Walsh, REUTERS   October 19, 2016

https://www.yahoo.com/news/failed-north-korean-ballistic-missile-launch-detected-u-014639456.html?ref=gs
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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #13 on: 10/27/2016 09:42 AM »
Did North Korea just test missiles capable of hitting the U.S.? Maybe.

http://tinyurl.com/hcm6wzg




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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #14 on: 10/31/2016 05:43 PM »
As the doomsday clock remains at 3 minutes to midnight, its only been closer in 1953 when the Soviets detonated a thermonuclear device within 9 months of a USA fusion test, when the clock was at 2 minutes to midnight.

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #15 on: 11/02/2016 07:58 PM »
An Upcoming Missile Launch by North Korea?

http://allthingsnuclear.org/dwright/an-upcoming-missile-launch-by-north-korea


Fig. 1 The flight path of the successful June 21 Musudan test,
which was launched from Wonsan and traveled on a lofted trajectory to a range of 400 km.



Fig. 2 The path a 3,000 km range test could follow from Kusong

Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #16 on: 11/08/2016 10:11 PM »
Flashback to the Past: North Korea’s “New” Extended-Range Scud

http://38north.org/2016/11/scuder110816/

For the full technical analysis here
http://38north.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Scud-ER-110816_Schiller_Schmucker.pdf


Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #17 on: 12/22/2016 12:41 PM »
North Korea’s Musudan Missile: A Performance Assessment

http://38north.org/2016/12/musudan122016/


Figure 1. BM-25/Musudan test launch claimed on June 21, 2016.


Figure 2. General arrangement of the R-27 and Musudan missiles, with dimensions based on photographs/schematic drawings. The scale was determined by assuming a diameter of 1.5 m.


Figure 3. Estimated Musudan drag coefficients as a function of Mach-number, with and without grid fins.


Table 1. Parameters of the R-27 and derived parameters for the baseline Musudan


Table 2. Musudan models used in the simulations.


Figure 4. Maximum altitude on lofted trajectories over a distance of 400 km as a function of the payload.


Figure 5. Missile range as a function of the payload.


Figure 6. Area covered by the baseline Musudan when launched from Wonsan.

Great in-depth article bij 38north.org


Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #18 on: 01/01/2017 10:31 AM »
N.K. missile provocation as Pyongyang hints ICBM test

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/01/01/0200000000AEN20170101003000315.html?input=rss



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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in his New Year's message claimed the country is in the final stage of preparing to launch an ICBM

Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #19 on: 01/04/2017 11:02 AM »
North Korean Underground Facility: Probably Not a Ballistic Missile Silo

http://38north.org/2017/01/jsbermudez010316/


Figure 1. Overview of installation at Pumyong-dong.


Figure 2. Construction of the Pumyong-dong installation in November 2002


Figure 3. Construction of the Pumyong-dong installation in March 2011


Figure 4. The support area at Pumyong-dong in November 2002.


Figure 5. The road bridge and power sub-station at Pumyong-dong in November 2002.


Figure 6. Typical North Korean silo covers.

Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #20 on: 01/13/2017 06:13 AM »
How Might North Korea Test an ICBM?

http://38north.org/2017/01/jschilling011217/

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In his 2017 New Year’s Address, Kim Jong Un mentioned (among many other things) that North Korea had “entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of intercontinental ballistic missile.” It should be noted that this was neither the focus of his speech—which, for the most part, was a list of last year’s accomplishments—nor was it an announcement that a test would occur any time soon. Quite possibly, it was a signal to the new dealmaker-in-chief of the United States that North Korea might be ready to make a deal: to not conduct the provocative test for the right price. Still, we should consider the possibility that a test may occur in the near future. In which case, how might this happen and what might it mean?




Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #21 on: 01/28/2017 08:14 AM »
Can the US Prevent North Korea from Testing an ICBM?

http://38north.org/2017/01/melleman012717/


Figure 1. The KN-14, which has only two stages, can safely be launched to various ranges without risk of the first stage striking foreign territory.


Figure 2. Launching the three-stage KN-08 to the east risks having the second stage land on Japanese territory. This would likely deter North Korea from choosing the KN-08 for its initial ICBM test launch.
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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #22 on: 02/12/2017 07:39 AM »

Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #23 on: 02/12/2017 10:56 AM »
North Korea test-fires modified Musudan missile

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/02/12/0200000000AEN20170212000655315.html?input=rss

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"The missile appears to be a modified intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile possibly equipped with a solid fuel engine, not a medium-range Rodong missile,"


Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #24 on: 02/12/2017 09:40 PM »

Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #25 on: 02/12/2017 09:42 PM »
North Korea claims successful launch of Pukguksong-2

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/02/13/0200000000AEN20170213001100315.html?input=rss

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The Korean Central News Agency said the Pukguksong-2 strategic weapon system was successfully test-fired Sunday. It added that the missile used solid propellants and a new engine. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was present for the launch.


Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #26 on: 02/13/2017 07:48 AM »
Launch of Pukguksong-2


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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #27 on: 02/14/2017 04:12 AM »
Looks a land vehicle version of their SLBM. Lots of views of the launch in the video. Exhaust looked pretty clean with almost no sparklers like in previous launches.
« Last Edit: 02/14/2017 04:12 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #28 on: 02/18/2017 10:39 PM »
Finding the Real Site for the Pukguksong-2 Launch

http://38north.org/2017/02/jbermudez021717/




















Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #29 on: 03/06/2017 05:13 AM »
NorthKorea fires four ballistic missiles-three fall in Japanese waters

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/03/06/0200000000AEN20170306001154315.html?input=rss


Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #30 on: 03/07/2017 10:51 AM »
North Korea says latest missile launch was training for strike on U.S. bases in Japan


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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #31 on: 03/08/2017 04:35 AM »
Here is the North Korean video of the simultaneous launch of four ballistic missiles. Are these Hwasong-7 missiles?

« Last Edit: 03/08/2017 04:37 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #32 on: 03/08/2017 04:47 AM »
Looks like Scud derivatives.

Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #33 on: 03/08/2017 02:18 PM »
Looks like Scud derivatives.

Missiles launched are ER-SCUD

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #34 on: 03/09/2017 03:08 AM »
Missiles launched are ER-SCUD

These are called Hwasong-7 by North Korea. Also called Scud-D in the West.

http://missiledefenseadvocacy.org/missile-threat-and-proliferation/todays-missile-threat/north-korea/scud-er/
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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #35 on: 03/16/2017 07:24 AM »

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #36 on: 03/16/2017 08:33 AM »
The fifth TEL might have simply been a backup in case one of the four main TELs had a problem prior to launch.
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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #37 on: 03/23/2017 06:40 AM »
On March 22, North Korea test fired another missile, which ended in failure shortly after launch.

The missile was launched near Kalma in eastern Wonsan province, where North Korea previously attempted to launch its mobile-launched Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile.

See: http://abcnews.go.com/International/north-korea-launches-test-missiles-south-korean-government/story?id=46290719

« Last Edit: 03/23/2017 06:41 AM by Lewis007 »

Re: North Korea missiles
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