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Re: North Korea Space
« Reply #40 on: 07/23/2018 09:32 pm »
North Korea Begins Dismantling Key Facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station

https://www.38north.org/2018/07/sohae072318/


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Re: North Korea Space
« Reply #41 on: 07/26/2018 04:52 am »
Perhaps the thread title needs to be changed to "North Korean Unspace Program".
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Re: North Korea Space
« Reply #42 on: 07/31/2018 09:55 pm »
Perhaps the thread title needs to be changed to "North Korean Unspace Program".
Apparently they are "re-spacing" again...
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Re: North Korea Space
« Reply #43 on: 08/01/2018 04:28 am »
Apparently they are "re-spacing" again...

Evidence for that? Building more missiles is not necessarily the same as building new launch vehicles.
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Re: North Korea Space
« Reply #44 on: 08/01/2018 05:53 am »
Perhaps the thread title needs to be changed to "North Korean Unspace Program".
Apparently they are "re-spacing" again...

There’s no evidence to support that assertion.

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Re: North Korea Space
« Reply #46 on: 08/02/2018 04:14 am »
There is also another theory that they are building a Space Shuttle.
« Last Edit: 08/02/2018 04:16 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: North Korea Space
« Reply #47 on: 08/08/2018 11:56 am »
North Korea Begins Dismantling Key Facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station

https://www.38north.org/2018/07/sohae072318/

Given the specifics of what they are dismantling i would not be surprised if they are upgrading the sohae launch center not taking it apart. If we are to assume the september/october 2018 maiden launch date of next gen unha stands (as issued in kim jong uns directive last december) then all of a sudden all of this activity at sohae begins to make more sense.

It simply does not make sense to invest billions over the cause of many years in a launch capability then take the entire thing apart.

Re: North Korea Space
« Reply #48 on: 08/09/2018 09:20 am »
More Progress on Dismantling Facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station

https://www.38north.org/2018/08/sohae080718/


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Re: North Korea Space
« Reply #49 on: 08/22/2018 05:11 pm »
North Korea Begins Dismantling Key Facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station

https://www.38north.org/2018/07/sohae072318/

Given the specifics of what they are dismantling i would not be surprised if they are upgrading the sohae launch center not taking it apart. If we are to assume the september/october 2018 maiden launch date of next gen unha stands (as issued in kim jong uns directive last december) then all of a sudden all of this activity at sohae begins to make more sense.

It simply does not make sense to invest billions over the cause of many years in a launch capability then take the entire thing apart.

https://www.38north.org/2018/08/sohae082218/

The above analysis adds support for my upgrade theory in my previous post. It would be logical for them to build a stage test facility if they plan to develop more powerful launch vehicles in the future.
« Last Edit: 08/22/2018 05:12 pm by K210 »

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Re: North Korea Space
« Reply #50 on: 06/02/2023 03:52 am »
https://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets_1/Rest_World/Chollima-1/Gallery/Sohae-2/index.htm






According to an analysis posted at the website 38 North, it remains unclear why there was renewed activity at the main pad at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station if the maiden launch of the Chollima-1 took place from the newer, smaller coastal launch pad at Sohae. Nonetheless, although the on-and-off upgrades to the main launch pad at Sohae used for the Paektusan-2 (aka Unha/Kwangmyongsong) aroused speculation by Norbert Brugge that North Korea will use the facility for launching an SLV for launching spy satellites, the fact that the Chollima-1 operates from the smaller launch pad could suggest that the DPRK has known for years that developing an SLV for loft geostationary satellites into orbit is sure to be a herculean effort given that North Korea hasn't mustered the expertise to make a geostationary satellite work.
« Last Edit: 09/28/2023 12:39 am by Vahe231991 »

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