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Offline VDD1991

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« on: 08/23/2013 09:09 pm »
A sneak peek at North Korea's forthcoming Unha-9 lunar space rocket....

Compared to the first stage of Unha-3, the first stage of Unha-9 appears to be 8.2 feet taller judging from the available photos. Therefore, Unha-9 would be 106.2 feet tall if built, compared to 98 feet for Unha-3.

The December 21, 2012 edition of the Rodong Sinmun cited KCST officials as saying that the Unha-9 will carry a lunar spacecraft, and that Unha-4 through Unha-8 will carry communications and earth observation satellites.

The incremental increase in the Unha designations may just be a tactic by North Korea to mislead space experts into thinking that Unha-3 and Unha-2 are two different rockets, given that Unha-2 and Unha-3 are almost the same height and Unha-9 is taller than the former two.
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Re: Unha-9
« Reply #1 on: 06/17/2021 01:02 am »
Brugge speculates that North Korea may be building a new SLV using technology from the Hwasong-15 and Hwasong-16. Who knows, it is possible that the next DPRK space launch could use the Hwasong-16 for the first stage in order to loft a satellite into geostationary orbit.
..over America.

(There, I said it for you :) )
« Last Edit: 06/17/2021 01:02 am by CameronD »
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

Offline russianhalo117

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Re: Unha-x
« Reply #2 on: 06/18/2023 11:37 pm »
Locking thread since Unha-X seems to have been cancelled and replaced by a next generation Rocket family which uses newer technologies.


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