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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)
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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)

Changes от January 1st
Changes от February 12th
« 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
« 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
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #14 on: 03/21/2014 07:09 am »
North Korea’s 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)
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #16 on: 03/23/2014 05:50 pm »

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 nation’s founder, Kim Il Sung

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


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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #20 on: 04/16/2014 04:36 am »
Here's a good summary of the missiles launched up to March.

http://www.janes.com/article/35960/north-korea-fires-ballistic-missiles-into-sea-of-japan

"According to these officials, the North had launched 72 rockets and missiles as of 23 March: 4 KN-09 rockets on 21 February; 4 Scud missiles on 27 February; 2 Scud C missiles on 3 March; 4 KN-09 and three 240 mm rockets on 4 March; 25 FROG-7 rockets on 16 March; and 30 FROG-7s on 23 March."
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #21 on: 04/25/2014 09:20 am »
FYI

Sohae Satellite Launching Station - North Korea (UPDATE)






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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #22 on: 05/02/2014 12:55 pm »
FYI

New Developments at North Korea’s Sohae Complex

http://38north.org/2014/05/sohae050114/

Regards,
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #23 on: 05/20/2014 07:07 am »
N-Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station: Rapid Construction of Possible New Launch Complex

http://38north.org/2014/05/sohae052014/

« Last Edit: 06/16/2014 12:58 pm by Chris Bergin »

Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #24 on: 06/16/2014 12:37 pm »
Tonghae Launch Facility: Little Activity Spotted; No Launches Planned

http://38north.org/2014/06/tonghae0611314/


Figure 1. Construction continues on a launch pad for a large new rocket.


Figure 2. The externally complete new control building and early construction of the new assembly building.


Figure 3. Completion of a section of the new road to Tonghae.


Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #25 on: 07/12/2014 07:11 am »
Article about the June 29th double missile launch from North Korea

Seems to be some doubt if it's a Hwasong-6 missile that they launched (nose cone)



https://nkfood.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/june-29th-hwasong-6-imagery/





Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #26 on: 07/13/2014 11:50 am »
The North-Koreans are busy the last days !!
a nother launch

North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles into Eastern Waters

http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKBN0FI02M20140713


Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #27 on: 07/30/2014 03:34 pm »
Sohae Facility: Preparations for Future Large Rocket Launches Progresses; New Unidentified Buildings

http://38north.org/2014/07/sohae073014/


In the past one of the domed buildings where assessed as a possible launch pad


Three views of the modified gantry tower on the Sohae launch pad.


Stacking of the Unha-3 first stage for the December 2012 launch.

Table 1. KN-08 First Stage Rocket Engine Tests-2014


Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #28 on: 10/02/2014 01:22 pm »
North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station: Major Upgrade Program Completed; Facility Operational Again

http://38north.org/2014/10/sohae100114/

http://38north.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fig3_Sohae-100114.jpg

http://38north.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fig4_Sohae-100114-990x773.jpg

http://38north.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fig8_Sohae-100114-990x1044.jpg

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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.


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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #29 on: 01/02/2015 05:15 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)

2015

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

Changes on January 2nd
Changes on May 28th
« Last Edit: 05/28/2015 01:52 pm by Salo »

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #30 on: 01/02/2015 05:39 am »
I think it should be "2015 (TBD)" under 2015.   Or maybe 20??, "20?? (TBD)"!
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #31 on: 05/09/2015 10:42 am »
Kim Jong-un vows to launch more satellites into space

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11579921/Kim-Jong-un-vows-to-launch-more-satellites-into-space.html







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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.


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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #33 on: 05/10/2015 02:58 am »
Here are some images of the test.

Updated with original images from KCNA.
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #34 on: 05/14/2015 08:16 am »
Here's the 38 North article on the test.

http://38north.org/2015/05/jbermudez051315/

Here are three photos I've enhanced of the submarine in its port.
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #36 on: 05/29/2015 07:46 am »
New Construction at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station

http://38north.org/2015/05/sohae052815/





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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.[1][2]





Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #37 on: 06/03/2015 08:45 am »
Is North Korea Gearing Up for Another Space Launch?

http://38north.org/2015/06/jlewis060215/


North Korea’s space program on display.


Space related facilities in Pyongyang.


Kim Jong Un visiting the Unha Scientists’ Street in September 2013


Old Satellite Control Center


Kim Jong Un at the new Command and Control Center

Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #38 on: 06/05/2015 10:03 am »
VIDEO of Kim Jong Un watching submarine missile launch!


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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #39 on: 06/10/2015 05:10 pm »
VIDEO of Kim Jong Un watching submarine missile launch!


sounds like a narrator in a Korean Theatre.

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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.
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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.

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« 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.


In this image, the red band indicates healthy vegetation. Had an engine test occurred, the vegetation around the flame trench would be scorched.


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."


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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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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
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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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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #60 on: 02/06/2016 02:32 pm »
The launch date for Kwangmyŏngsŏng has been moved forward from original February 8-25 to February 7-14
Source: letter of the DG of DPRK Maritime Administration to IMO dated to-day (February 6)

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #61 on: 02/06/2016 07:06 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
2016.02.07 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 - Unha-3 - Sohae - 00:29

Scheduled:

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

2016

TBD - TBD - TBD - Sohae
TBD - TBD - TBD - Sohae
TBD - TBD - TBD - Sohae

Changes on February 6th
Changes on February 7th
Changes on February 9th
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #62 on: 02/09/2016 08:20 pm »
Recent posts not dealing with launch schedule have been transferred to the dedicated KMS-4 thread

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #64 on: 08/25/2016 11:23 am »
Is it possible to have a thread for non-space launches - ie, missiles - which is completely separate from the space-related launches, please?
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« Reply #65 on: 08/25/2016 12:38 pm »
Is it possible to have a thread for non-space launches - ie, missiles - which is completely separate from the space-related launches, please?

There is already one at http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=74.0 People, simply don't care!

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #66 on: 08/25/2016 03:40 pm »
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)
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« Reply #67 on: 08/25/2016 04:21 pm »
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)

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #68 on: 10/30/2017 07:15 pm »
The final sentence in this story is the reason for this posting.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41803512

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #69 on: 10/30/2017 07:28 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
2016.02.07 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 - Unha-3 - Sohae - 00:29

Scheduled:

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


2017
TBD - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5 - Unha-3 - Sohae

Changes on October 30th

Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #70 on: 11/09/2018 07:44 am »
North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station: Low Level Activity Continues

https://www.38north.org/2018/11/sohae110818/


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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #71 on: 03/10/2019 01:06 pm »
Should we expect an North Korean orbital launch attempt in the near future?

https://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/1206907/whats-up-at-sanum-dong/

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« Reply #72 on: 04/13/2019 09:17 am »
Sinpo South Shipyard: Submarine Shipbuilding Continuing at Slow Pace

https://www.38north.org/2019/04/sinpo041219/


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« Reply #73 on: 05/05/2019 06:48 pm »
KJU guides firing drill from east coast



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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #74 on: 11/06/2019 06:18 am »
Little simulation video I put together of simulated Unha-2 launch...
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« Reply #75 on: 12/14/2019 12:03 pm »
North Korea conducts 'another crucial test' at satellite launch site

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #76 on: 12/15/2019 12:01 am »
There was nothing on the engine test on KCNA, but here are images of the 28 November test of two large calibre MLRS missiles.
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #79 on: 01/31/2022 07:00 am »
North Korea released some images taken from space during the Hwasong-12 missile test on January 30:

North Korea missile tests: Photos from space released

Apogee was approximately 2,000 km.

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #80 on: 02/03/2022 12:45 am »
Is it possible that North Korea is making plans for an orbital launch this month to mark the birthday of the late Kim Jong-il on February 16 (note disclaimer: Kim Jong-il's year of birth is officially listed by the DPRK as 1942, but Soviet records show that he was actually born in 1941)?

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #81 on: 12/19/2022 12:29 am »
On December 18, North Korea Space Development Agency (NADA) conducted a test for reconnaissance satellite development at the Seohae Satellite Launching Station.

A spokesperson for the National Space Development Agency said the main purpose was to “evaluate the capabilities of satellite imaging and data transmission systems and ground control systems”.

A satellite payload equipped with 1 color camera with 20m resolution, and a multi-spectral camera, video transmitter, and other supporting equipment  was launched to an altitude of 500 Km.

The National Space Development Agency announced that it would finish preparing the first military reconnaissance satellite by April 2023.

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #82 on: 04/08/2023 03:58 am »
From the blog 38 North:
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The DPRK has made steady progress in the work to put the satellite on a multi-functional and high-performance basis and improve its reliability. It succeeded in developing high-thrust engine for carrier rocket and thus provided a sure guarantee for launching various kinds of satellites into relevant orbits.

The work to introduce the space sci-tech achievements into various fields including agriculture, fishery, meteorological observation, communication, natural resources exploration, land management and disaster prevention is getting brisk to give a strong impetus to the comprehensive development of socialist construction.

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« Reply #83 on: 04/19/2023 09:48 pm »
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said his country has completed the development of its first military spy satellite and ordered officials to proceed with a planned launch, according to state media.

Kim, who was visiting the country’s National Aerospace Development Administration, said developing reconnaissance capabilities was a priority to counter “threats” from the United States and South Korea and that several satellites were necessary to firmly establish an intelligence-gathering capability, the state’s KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/4/19/kim-jong-un-orders-launch-of-spy-satellite-to-proceed

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #84 on: 05/28/2023 10:26 pm »
From Reuters:
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North Korea notifies Japan of plan to launch satellite, NHK reports

SEOUL, May 29 (Reuters) - North Korea has notified Japan of its plan to launch a satellite between May 31 and June 11, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Monday, citing a Japanese government official.

"We strongly urge North Korea to refrain from launching while cooperating with relevant countries such as the U.S. and South Korea," the Japanese prime minister's office said in a tweet on Monday.

The office said the Japanese government would do all it could to collect and analyze information from the launch.

Japan's Kyodo news agency carried the same report, citing the Japanese Coast Guard.

Earlier in May, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a military satellite facility, his government's state media KCNA reported.

The KCNA report said Kim had approved next steps of the non-permanent satellite-launching preparatory committee.

According to Japanese sources (probably quoting anonymous NADA officials), the launch window for the North Korean spy satellite launch is from May 31 to June 11.


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Re: North Korean launch schedule [Updates Only]
« Reply #88 on: 05/31/2023 02:54 am »
Information so far:
UPDATE: North Korean Launch Schedule: LAUNCH: FAILURE: 01 - May 30 (21:29:xx.xxx UTC) - Malligyong-1 (만리경-1) [aka Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5] - Chollima-1 (천리마-1) - Tonchang-ri, Sohae Satellite Launching Ground
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« Reply #89 on: 05/31/2023 08:39 am »
According to official message 21:27 UTC.
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« Reply #90 on: 05/31/2023 08:53 am »
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
2016.02.07 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 - Unha-3 - Sohae - 00:29
2023.05.30 - Malligyong-1 (만리경-1) [aka Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5] - Chollima-1 (천리마-1) - Sohae - 21:27 - (Failure)
2023.08.23 - Malligyong-1 (만리경-1) [aka Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5] (2) - Chollima-1 (천리마-1) - Sohae - 18:50 - (Failure - 3rd stage anomaly)

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

2023
October - Malligyong-1 (만리경-1) [aka Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5] (3) - Chollima-1 (천리마-1) - Sohae

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

TBD - TBD - TBD - Sohae

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Re: North Korean launch schedule [Updates Only]
« Reply #91 on: 05/31/2023 05:01 pm »
Malligyong-1 is not aka Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5!

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #92 on: 06/04/2023 08:32 pm »
No more NOTMAR/NOTAM for North Korea launches?
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As IMO responded to the DPRK's advance notice on its satellite launch with the adoption of an anti-DPRK "resolution", we will regard this as its official manifestation of stand that the DPRK's advance notice is no longer necessary.In the future, IMO should know and take measures by itself over the period of the DPRK's satellite launch and the impact point of its carrier and be prepared for taking full responsibility for all the consequences to be entailed from it.

https://kcnawatch.org/newstream/1685837193-368050305/imo-reduced-into-tool-for-white-house/
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #93 on: 06/05/2023 11:39 am »
Launched:

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


2023.05.30 - Malligyong-1 (만리경-1) [aka Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5] - Chollima-1 (천리마-1) - 21:27 - (Failure)

Changes on May 31st

Sohae mention is missing ;)

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #94 on: 08/09/2023 07:33 pm »
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N. Korea vows to launch satellites at any time

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) -- A North Korean propaganda outlet said Wednesday the country will launch satellites at any time, following its failed attempt to launch its first military spy satellite in late May.

The North made the pledge in the August edition of the monthly propaganda magazine Kumsu Kangsan, touting the country's past satellite launches as "miracles upon miracles."

The North did not specify what type of satellites it will launch down the road, but it is highly likely to refer to its second attempt to launch a military spy satellite.

On May 31, North Korea fired the new Chollima-1 rocket carrying its reconnaissance satellite, Malligyong-1, but it crashed into the sea due to the abnormal starting of the second-stage engine.

The South Korean military said in July that the North's spy satellite has "no military utility" after it retrieved its wreckage from the Yellow Sea.

Experts said the North may seek its second launch in time with the summit among leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan set for Aug. 18, and Seoul-Washington joint military drills scheduled for Aug. 21-24.

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2023/08/103_356682.html

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #95 on: 08/22/2023 03:33 am »
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N. Korea intends to launch satellite between Aug. 24 and 31: Kyodo

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has notified Japan's coast guard of its intention to launch a satellite between Thursday and Aug. 31, a Japanese media report said Tuesday, as the secretive regime is preparing to put a spy satellite into orbit.

"The plan is believed to be a retry of a military reconnaissance satellite launch North Korea attempted in May, but that ended in failure," Japan's Kyodo News said in its English language report.

The North launched its first military spy satellite "Malligyong-1," mounted on a new-type rocket named "Chollima-1" on May 31. But the rocket crashed into the Yellow Sea after an "abnormal starting" of the second-stage engine, according to the North's state media.

South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers last week that Pyongyang could launch a reconnaissance satellite in late August or early September ahead of the 75th anniversary of the regime's founding on Sept. 9.

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20230822000700325?section=news

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #96 on: 08/22/2023 10:38 am »
P2883/23 - ALL ACFT INTENDING TO FLY WI FUKUOKA FIR ARE ADVISED TO PAY
SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 82-3 OF JAPAN SELF DEFENSE FORCE LAW,
ANTIBALLISTIC MISSILES MAY BE LAUNCHED FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE
ROCKET EXPECTED TO BE LAUNCHED FROM NORTH KOREA.

THE ANTIBALLISTIC MISSILES ARE DEPLOYED AT POSITIONS BLW,
(1)NAHA-SHI     : 261219N1273929E
(2)MIYAKOJIMA   : 244602N1251930E
(3)ISHIGAKIJIMA : 241951N1240859E
(4)YONAGUNIJIMA : 245838N1225716E. SFC - UNL, 18 JUN 15:00 2023 UNTIL 17 SEP
15:00 2023 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 18 JUN 15:01 2023

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #97 on: 08/24/2023 01:28 am »
KCNA press release. They are calling the satellite as "second launch of reconnaissance satellite Malligyong-1", so maybe the name could be "Malligyong 1 F2". The failure was caused by "an error in the emergency blasting system during the third-stage flight", which sounds like the flight termination system was accidentally initiated. North Korea is going to try again in October.

http://kcna.kp/en/article/q/ced17c79666e3aad1195adac0a9945f0.kcmsf

KCNA Report on Accident in Second Launch of Military Reconnaissance Satellite

Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- The National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA) of the DPRK conducted the second launch of reconnaissance satellite Malligyong-1 aboard the new-type carrier rocket Chollima-1 at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in Cholsan County of North Phyongan Province at dawn of August 24, Juche 112 (2023).

The flights of the first and second stages of the rocket were normal, but the launch failed due to an error in the emergency blasting system during the third-stage flight.

The NADA said that it would make clear in a short span of time the reason why the emergency blasting system was operated abnormally.

Explaining that the cause of the relevant accident is not a big problem in aspect of the reliability of cascade engines and the system, the NADA expressed the stand that it would conduct the third reconnaissance satellite launch in October after thoroughly probing the reason and taking measures. -0-

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #98 on: 08/24/2023 01:31 am »
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/north-korea-says-its-2nd-attempt-to-launch-a-spy-satellite-has-failed-vows-another-try
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that its second attempt to launch a spy satellite failed but vowed to make a third attempt in October.

The announcement followed a statement by South Korea’s military that North Korea had launched a long-range rocket.

The North’s space agency said it used the new-type carrier rocket Chollima-1 to put the reconnaissance satellite Malligyong-1 into orbit. It said the flights of the first and second stages of the rocket were normal, but the launch eventually failed due to an error in the emergency blasting system during the third-stage flight, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

The space agency said it would make a third launch attempt in October after studying what went wrong with Thursday’s launch. The agency added that “the cause of the relevant accident is not a big issue in terms of the reliability of cascade engines and the system.”

Earlier Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that it detected the rocket flying above international waters off the Korean Peninsula’s west coast after its liftoff at the North’s northwestern Tongchang-ri area at 3:50 a.m. The site is where North Korea’s main space launch center is located. The North made a failed launch of a spy satellite there in late May.

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #100 on: 11/03/2023 06:43 pm »
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20231103006300315?section=national/defense
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SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Yonhap) -- Defense Minister Shin Won-sik said Friday that North Korea may have delayed its plan to make a third attempt to launch a spy satellite to fix technological glitches in the third-stage system with Russian assistance.
North Korea made two botched attempts to put a reconnaissance satellite into orbit in May and August and vowed to try again in October, but it failed to meet its self-imposed deadline.
 
The first attempt failed due to problems in the booster, while Pyongyang's state media blamed the second flight's failure on a flawed third-stage emergency blasting system.

Shin weighed the possibility of Pyongyang's making a third attempt in late November to reflect technological guidance from Russia following the rare summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin in September.
 "North Korea could try again on its own even if it fails, but the launch may have been delayed as Russia provided specific technical guidance (for the satellite). We place more emphasis on the latter," Shin said during his first meeting with reporters since taking office last month.

"There is a possibility of (North Korea's satellite launch) in around late November. We will continue to monitor the situation," he added.

In response to Pyongyang's efforts to put its first spy satellite into space, Shin vowed to boost the South Korean military's surveillance capability to fend off North Korea's advancing missile and nuclear threat.

He disclosed the South Korean military's plan to launch its first indigenous reconnaissance satellite on Falcon 9, U.S. aerospace company SpaceX's two-stage rocket, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Nov. 30, as well as a plan to launch a homegrown solid propellant rocket later this year.

South Korea has condemned Pyongyang's satellite launch as a provocation and violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions banning its use of ballistic missile technology.

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #101 on: 11/03/2023 06:46 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
2016.02.07 - Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 - Unha-3 - Sohae - 00:29
2023.05.30 - Malligyong-1 (만리경-1) [aka Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5] - Chollima-1 (천리마-1) - Sohae - 21:27 - (Failure)
2023.08.23 - Malligyong-1 (만리경-1) [aka Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5] (2) - Chollima-1 (천리마-1) - Sohae - 18:50 - (Failure - 3rd stage anomaly)
2023.11.21 - Malligyong-1 (만리경-1) [aka Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5] (3) - Chollima-1 (천리마-1) - Sohae - 13:42:28

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

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

TBD - TBD - TBD - Sohae

Changes on November 3rd
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #102 on: 11/20/2023 05:38 pm »
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20231120_23/
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Japan on guard for possible North Korean military satellite launch
9 hours ago

Japan's Defense Minister Kihara Minoru has indicated that the government will gather intelligence and stay on alert to prepare for a possible launch of a North Korean military spy satellite.
Kihara told reporters on Monday that North Korea expressed its intention to launch a satellite for the third time, following two failed attempts in May and August.
He said there is a possibility that Pyongyang will go ahead with the launch.
He also said the Defense Ministry has kept intact an order issued in May for the Self-Defense Forces to destroy any incoming missiles or other projectiles that could fall within Japanese territory.
Kihara added that SDF vessels equipped with Aegis radar systems and the land-based PAC-3 interceptor systems have been ready in case that happens.
South Korean Defense Minister Shin Won-sik said in an interview with public broadcaster KBS on Sunday that the launch could occur within a week or before November 30 at the latest.
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #103 on: 11/21/2023 02:12 pm »
Launch has apparently occurred way earlier than planned (after 13:45 UTC-ish) - Japan has once issued a seek-for-shelter alert (like the last 2 times) for Okinawa, which has now been removed after the Japanese government reported whatever was launched flew over towards the Pacific ~13:55 UTC.

https://twitter.com/kyodo_english/status/1726961662991929627

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/north-korea-flags-plan-launch-satellite-rocket-between-nov-22-dec-1-japan-says-2023-11-20/
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TOKYO/SEOUL Nov 21 (Reuters) - North Korea conducted a rocket launch believed to be carrying a satellite on Tuesday, South Korea and Japan said, in what would be Pyongyang's third attempt to place a spy satellite in orbit this year.

North Korea had earlier notified Japan it planned to send up a satellite between Wednesday and Dec. 1, after two failed attempts to launch spy satellites earlier this year.

 

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