Author Topic: Malligyong-1 F3 - Chollima-1 - Sohae - November 21, 2023 (13:42 UTC)  (Read 13146 times)

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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.

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

Given that today's Chollima-1 launch only had an issue with the third stage resulting from unintentional initiation of the flight termination system despite the second stage functioning normally, I'm assuming that the third Chollima-1 launch will not have any issues with the third stage.
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Re: Malligyong-1 F3 - Chollima-1 - Sohae - October 2023
« Reply #1 on: 11/14/2023 11:26 am »
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: Malligyong-1 F3 - Chollima-1 - Sohae - November (?) 2023
« Reply #2 on: 11/21/2023 06:36 am »
NOTAMs are out for the launch on 2023 Nov 22 through Nov 30, local time.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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NOTAMs are out for the launch on 2023 Nov 22 through Nov 30, local time.

https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1726704023682859152

https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1726710913930244133

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Navigational Warnings have appeared that suggest a new #NorthKorean satellite #launch attempt.
Window starts tomorrow 15:00 UTC.
Areas are same as earlier this year
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This is a map with the areas from the Navigational Warning.
Same locations as in August and May (when the launches failed): fairing (A) and first stage (B) to southwest, second stage splashdown (c) more to the east east of the Philippines.
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Re: Malligyong-1 F3 - Chollima-1 - Sohae - November (?) 2023
« Reply #4 on: 11/21/2023 07:01 am »
NOTAMs are out for the launch on 2023 Nov 22 through Nov 30, local time.
Navigational Warnings have appeared that suggest a new #NorthKorean satellite #launch attempt.
Window starts tomorrow 15:00 UTC.

Sorry, today at 15:00 UTC.

A3699/23 NOTAMN
Q) ZSHA/QXXXX/IV/NBO/E/000/999/3442N12331E085
A) ZSHA B) 2311211500 C) 2311301500
E) CAAC RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM NAA, DPRK.
DPRK PLAN TO LAUNCH SATELLITE. THE FOLLOWING AREAS WITHIN SHANGHAI
FIR WILL BE AFFECTED. CONSIDERING AVIATION SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY,
ALL OPERATORS ARE ADVISED TO CONCERN RELEVANT RISKS AND
INFORMATION. ALL ACFT SHALL FOLLOW ATC INSTRUCTION STRICTLY.
AREA COORDINATES:
AREA NR.1:
N360656E1233307-N352431E1232247-N352001E1234837-N360226E1235911
FOUR POINT CONNECTION RANGE.
AREA NR.2:
N340554E1230159-N332328E1225153-N331632E1232940-N335858E1234004
FOUR POINT CONNECTION RANGE.
VERTICAL ALTITUDE: SFC-UNL
F) SFC G) UNL
CREATED: 21 Nov 2023 01:53:00
SOURCE: ZBBBYNYX

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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

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Re: Malligyong-1 F3 - Chollima-1 - Sohae - November 21, 2023
« Reply #6 on: 11/21/2023 04:25 pm »
N. Korea carries out 3rd satellite launch attempt

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20231121010052315?section=nk/nk^

"SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea launched what it claims to be a military spy satellite southward Tuesday, the South Korean military said, following two failed attempts earlier this year.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it detected the launch from the Tongchang-ri area on the North's northwest coast at around 10:43 p.m. and the satellite flew over waters west of the border island of Baengyeong."

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Re: Malligyong-1 F3 - Chollima-1 - Sohae - November 21, 2023
« Reply #7 on: 11/21/2023 04:26 pm »
No info from North Korea regarding the launch.

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Re: Malligyong-1 F3 - Chollima-1 - Sohae - November 21, 2023
« Reply #8 on: 11/21/2023 04:46 pm »
According to Interfax, North Korea announced the successful launch of a spy satellite...

https://www.interfax.ru/world/931586

"Moscow. November 21. INTERFAX.RU - North Korean authorities announced the successful launch of a launch vehicle with a reconnaissance satellite, South Korean media reported on Tuesday."

Google translation.

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Until the moment, I didn't find any official North Korean confirmation of the successful launch.
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Re: Malligyong-1 F3 - Chollima-1 - Sohae - November 21, 2023
« Reply #9 on: 11/21/2023 04:59 pm »
Launch time was 1342:28UTC.

Payload separation at 1354:13UTC, 705 seconds after launch.
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Re: Malligyong-1 F3 - Chollima-1 - Sohae - November 21, 2023
« Reply #10 on: 11/21/2023 05:05 pm »
North Korea “Successfully launched a reconnaissance satellite… entered the orbit accurately”

https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20231122005351504?section=north-korea/

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Lee Sang-hyun = North Korea announced on the 22nd that the launch of its first military reconnaissance satellite, 'Manrikyeong-1', launched the night before, was successful.

The Korean Central News Agency said on this day, "The State Administration of Aerospace Technology launched the reconnaissance satellite 'Manrikyeong-1' at the West Sea Satellite Launching Complex in Cheolsan-gun, North Pyongan Province, at 22:42:28 on November 21, 2023, using the new satellite carrier rocket 'Chollima-1'. It was mounted on ‘Type 1’ and launched successfully.”

Google translation

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Re: Malligyong-1 F3 - Chollima-1 - Sohae - November 21, 2023
« Reply #11 on: 11/21/2023 10:06 pm »
Vehicle and launch images from NK News
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Nothing found from USSF 18SDS so far.

EDIT: https://www.nknews.org/2023/11/north-korea-says-it-successfully-placed-military-spy-satellite-into-orbit/

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The Pentagon’s deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh called the launch a “destabilizing action” and said the U.S. was still assessing hours after the launch whether it was successful with help from South Korea and Japan.
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Well USSF has finally found them in a classic 500 km SSO:
2023-179A/58400: 493 x 512 km x 97.4 deg., P = 94.67 min (sat)
2023-179B/58401: 467 x 512 km x 97.4 deg., P = 94.40 min (rocket)
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KCNA press release. Seems like NADA has been renamed to NATA.

http://kcna.kp/en/article/q/1eb1892a9d329f7cd348008b6bd315bd.kcmsf

DPRK NATA's Report on Successful Launch of Reconnaissance Satellite

Pyongyang, November 22 (KCNA) -- The National Aerospace Technology Administration (NATA) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea successfully launched the new-type carrier rocket "Chollima-1" loaded with the reconnaissance satellite "Malligyong-1" at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province, at 22:42:28 on November 21, Juche 112 (2023).

The carrier rocket "Chollima-1" flew normally along the preset flight track and accurately put the reconnaissance satellite "Malligyong-1" on its orbit at 22:54:13, 705s after the launch.

The launch of reconnaissance satellite is a legitimate right of the DPRK for strengthening its self-defensive capabilities and it will make a significant contribution to definitely ramping up the war preparedness of the armed forces of the Republic in conformity with the security environment created in and around the country owing to the enemies' dangerous military moves.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, oversaw the launch on the spot.

He was accompanied by Kim Jong Sik, vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, and Jang Chang Ha, general director of the DPRK General Missile Bureau.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch and warmly congratulated all the cadres, scientists and technicians of the NATA and relevant institutions on having made a great contribution to enhancing the Republic's war deterrent and most correctly and excellently implementing the resolution of the Eighth Congress of the WPK.

The NATA is to present to the 9th Plenary Meeting of the 8th WPK Central Committee a plan for continuing to secure the capability to reconnoiter the south Korean region and the region of operational interest of the DPRK armed forces by additionally launching several reconnaissance satellites in a short span of time. -0-
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CelesTrak has GP data for 2 objects from the launch (2023-179) of Wangli-1 atop a Chollima-1 rocket from Sohae Satellite Launching Station on Nov 22 at 1342 UTC: rfa.org/english/news/k…. Data for the launch can be found at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/table.php?INTDES=2023-179

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Here is my rough first cut at the trajectories of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd stages, with  direction change for each stage to avoid overflying China

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Looks like the first stage exploded (or was detonated?) after stage sep.

Source: https://archive.allsky.tv/PUB/ALLSKY7_NK_ROCKET_2023_11_21.mp4

H/T Daniel Fischer & Marco Langbroek
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Looks like the first stage exploded (or was detonated?) after stage sep.

Source: https://archive.allsky.tv/PUB/ALLSKY7_NK_ROCKET_2023_11_21.mp4

H/T Daniel Fischer & Marco Langbroek

I suspect this might have been intentional - to avoid salvage of parts by the South Koreans as happened before.

 

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