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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 8-25, 2016
« Reply #20 on: 02/02/2016 07:03 PM »
IMO has been informed by DPRK of the launch of earth observation satellite 'Kwangmyongsong' between 8-25 February

ITU has been informed by DPRK of plans to launch a satellite with a functional duration of four years, in a non-geostationary orbit

source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-satellite-idUSKCN0VB1NY

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 8-25, 2016
« Reply #21 on: 02/02/2016 07:25 PM »
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: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 8-25, 2016
« Reply #22 on: 02/03/2016 07:06 AM »
Navigational warnings have been published:

[NAVAREA Navigational Warnings]
YELLOW SEA

NO.16-0068       Date:2016/02/03 01 UTC
YELLOW SEA, EAST CHINA SEA AND
NORTH PACIFIC, LUZON.
DANGEROUS TO NAVIGATION AREA DESIGNATED
DUE TO ROCKET CARRIER ELEMENTS FALL.
2230Z TO 0330Z COMMENCING DAILY 07 TO 25
FEB.
AREA BOUNDED BY
A. 36-04N 124-30E 36-04N 124-54E
   35-19N 124-54E 35-19N 124-30E.
B. 33-16N 124-11E 33-16N 125-09E
   32-21N 125-08E 32-22N 124-11E.
C. 19-44N 123-53E 19-43N 124-51E
   17-00N 124-48E 17-01N 123-52E.
CANCEL THIS MSG 250430Z FEB.
« Last Edit: 02/03/2016 07:14 AM by input~2 »

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 8-25, 2016
« Reply #23 on: 02/03/2016 07:31 AM »
These restricted areas are similar to those published for the December 12 2012 Unha-3 launch

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 8-25, 2016
« Reply #24 on: 02/03/2016 08:43 AM »
 NOTAMs for South Korean airspace:

A0169/16 -  ATS RTE Y655 CLSD DUE TO MISSILE LAUNCHING BY DPRK. 2230-0330, 07 FEB 22:30 2016 UNTIL 25 FEB 03:30 2016. CREATED: 03 FEB 09:32 2016

A0170/16 -  TEMPO PROHIBITED AREA ACT DUE TO MISSILE LAUNCHING BY DPRK : AREA BOUNDED BY 360400N1243000E-360400N1245400E-351900N1245400E-351900N1243000E TO THE BEGINNING. RMK : MISSILE DEBRIS WILL FALL IN THIS AREA. SFC - UNL, 2230-0330, 07 FEB 22:30 2016 UNTIL 25 FEB 03:30 2016. CREATED: 03 FEB 09:46 2016

A0171/16 -  TEMPO PROHIBITED AREA ACT DUE TO MISSILE LAUNCHING BY DPRK: AREA BOUNDED BY 331600N1241100E-331600N1250900E-322100N1250800E- 322200N1241100E TO THE BEGINNING. RMK : MISSILE DEBRIS WILL FALL IN THIS AREA. SFC - UNL, 2230-0330, 07 FEB 22:30 2016 UNTIL 25 FEB 03:30 2016. CREATED: 03 FEB 09:47 2016
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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 8-25, 2016
« Reply #25 on: 02/04/2016 09:25 AM »
NOTAM for 2nd stage debris in Manila FIR
B0521/16 -  DUE TO SECOND STAGE OF NORTH KOREA ROCKET LAUCH WI THE AREA BOUNDED BY 1944N12353E 1943N12451E 1700N12448E 1701N12352E THE FLW RTE SEGMENTS ARE CLSD: 1)M501 BTN OMDOB AND BEDIP 2)A590 BTN GURAG AND MUPOB 3)R597 BTN SKATE AND SARSI 4)A582 BTN BISIG AND SARSI ALTN RTE: - MEVIN B462 (INBOUND MANILA FIR) - N884 LEBIX (OUTBOUND MANILA FIR) - OTHER RTE SUBJECT TO ATC APPROVAL. 2130-0400, 07 FEB 21:30 2016 UNTIL 25 FEB 04:00 2016. CREATED: 04 FEB 08:04 2016

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 8-25, 2016
« Reply #27 on: 02/05/2016 08:18 PM »
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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: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 7-14, 2016
« Reply #28 on: 02/06/2016 02:35 PM »
The launch date has now been moved forward starting February 7 up to February 14 (local time)

Source: message of DPRK maritime administration director general to IMO dated to-day February 6
« Last Edit: 02/06/2016 02:48 PM by input~2 »

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 7-14, 2016
« Reply #29 on: 02/06/2016 02:39 PM »
and adjusted NOTAMs to the new window:

A0193/16 -  ATS RTE Y655 CLSD DUE TO MISSILE LAUNCHING BY DPRK. SFC - UNL, 2230-0330, 06 FEB 22:30 2016 UNTIL 14 FEB 03:30 2016. CREATED: 06 FEB 09:54 2016

B0544/16 -  DUE TO SECOND STAGE OF NORTH KOREA ROCKET LAUNCH WI THE AREA BOUNDED BY 1944N12353E 1943N12451E 1700N12448E 1701N12352E THE FLW RTE SEGMENTS ARE CLSD: 1)M501 BTN OMDOB AND BEDIP 2)A590 BTN GURAG AND MUPOB 3)R597 BTN SKATE AND SARSI 4)A582 BTN BISIG AND SARSI ALTN RTE: - MEVIN B462 (INBOUND MANILA FIR) - N884 LEBIX (OUTBOUND MANILA FIR) - GURAG G578 DILIS G467 JOM (INBOUND AND OUTBOUND MANILA FIR) - OTHER RTE SUBJECT TO ATC APPROVAL. CNS123W SEQUENCE CHECK FOR RPLLYNYX B -- EXPECTED B0545/16 -- RECEIVED B0544/16 CNN038W DUPLICATE NOTAM TRANSACTION ROLLED BACK, RETCODE = 14. 2130-0400, 06 FEB 21:30 2016 UNTIL 14 FEB 04:00 2016. CREATED: 06 FEB 11:36 2016

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 7-14, 2016
« Reply #30 on: 02/06/2016 02:45 PM »
Adjusted navigational warning

[NAVAREA Navigational Warnings]
YELLOW SEA

NO.16-0075       Date:2016/02/06 09 UTC
YELLOW SEA, EAST CHINA SEA AND
NORTH PACIFIC, LUZON.
DANGEROUS TO NAVIGATION AREA DESIGNATED
DUE TO ROCKET CARRIER ELEMENTS FALL.
2230Z TO 0330Z COMMENCING DAILY 06 TO 13
FEB.
AREA BOUNDED BY
A. 36-04N 124-30E 36-04N 124-54E
   35-19N 124-54E 35-19N 124-30E.
B. 33-16N 124-11E 33-16N 125-09E
   32-21N 125-08E 32-22N 124-11E.
C. 19-44N 123-53E 19-43N 124-51E
   17-00N 124-48E 17-01N 123-52E.
CANCEL THIS MSG 140430Z FEB.
CANCEL 0068/16.

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 7-14, 2016
« Reply #31 on: 02/06/2016 03:31 PM »
I wonder if the South Koreans will be the only ones waiting to recover that first stage this time.

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 7-14, 2016
« Reply #32 on: 02/06/2016 04:07 PM »
A more precise view of announced debris locations for 1st stage and fairing
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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #33 on: 02/06/2016 11:46 PM »
AP is reporting NK launched its rocket, didn't say anything else yet.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 7-14, 2016
« Reply #34 on: 02/06/2016 11:49 PM »
AP and Fox News are reporting the launch has happened. Nothing else yet.

Edit: CBS and CNN are saying the same thing. 

Edit 2: CNN saying a US defense official confirms launch, says "no threat to US or allies".
« Last Edit: 02/07/2016 12:00 AM by Bubbinski »
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 7-14, 2016
« Reply #35 on: 02/07/2016 12:02 AM »
The missile/rocket has launched on 09:00 Pyongyang time (00:30 UTC).

Current news update (09:59 Seoul time, 00:59 UTC) from Yonhap News (South Korean news agency) reports that 1st and 2nd stage separation were both apparently successful, as is the fairing.

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 7-14, 2016
« Reply #36 on: 02/07/2016 12:05 AM »
The missile/rocket has been detected to be flying over near Okinawa and three pieces of debris were found to fall into the ocean, according to Japanese government.

Yonhap News says that the debris fell into the Yellow Sea, to the southwest of Jeju Island.
« Last Edit: 02/07/2016 12:07 AM by wesley »

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Re: North Korean launch schedule
« Reply #37 on: 02/07/2016 12:11 AM »
Cross-posting and consolidating recent updates:

The missile/rocket has launched on 09:00 Pyongyang time (00:30 UTC).

Yonhap News (South Korean news agency) reports that 1st and 2nd stage separation were both apparently successful, as is the fairing.

The missile/rocket has been detected to be flying over near Okinawa and three pieces of debris were found to fall into the ocean, according to Japanese government.

Yonhap News says that the debris fell into the Yellow Sea, to the southwest of Jeju Island. ROKAF (South Korean Air Force) Peace Eye was the first to detect the missile/rocket on 09:31:02 Seoul time (00:31:02 UTC). The 1st stage separation occurred two minutes into the flight.
« Last Edit: 02/07/2016 12:57 AM by wesley »

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 7-14, 2016
« Reply #38 on: 02/07/2016 12:29 AM »
https://twitter.com/AP/status/696143062557396992
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BREAKING: South Korea's Yonhap news agency says North Korean launch may have failed.


https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/696145926822498305
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Yonhap report based on reentry of debris near Jeju, but that's the fairing and was expected. NHK reports of flight over Okinawa contradicts
« Last Edit: 02/07/2016 12:42 AM by ethan829 »

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Re: Kwangmyongsong-4 (?) - Unha-? - February 7-14, 2016
« Reply #39 on: 02/07/2016 12:56 AM »
Yonhap News says ROKAF (South Korean Air Force) Peace Eye was the first to detect the missile/rocket on 09:31:02 Seoul time (00:31:02 UTC). The 1st stage separation occurred two minutes into the flight.

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