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North Korea Taking Apart Rocket for Repairs: Reports

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea appears to be disassembling its long-range rocket, a day after announcing that technical difficulties had caused an extension of the launch period for the controversial mission. South Korean government officials tell local media that satellite photos taken Monday suggest technicians have begun taking apart the three-stage rocket. The unidentified officials did not know […]

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North Korea Announces December 29 Launch Date for Rocket

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it is extending the launch period for a controversial long-range rocket by a week, until December 29th. A spokesman for the North’s Korean Committee of Space Technology told the official (North) Korean Central News Agency on Monday that scientists found a “technical deficiency in the first stage control engine module of the […]

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North Korea Says It Is Reconsidering Launch Date for Rocket

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it is considering readjusting the timing of the launch of a long-range rocket originally scheduled to take off between December 10 and 22. The official KCNA state news agency said Saturday its technicians are “carefully contemplating ways to readjust the timing of launching” the rocket, because a series of problems arose in […]

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North Korea Rocket Launch Possibly Delayed by Snow

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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An American think tank says North Korea’s preparations for a planned rocket launch may have been delayed by heavy snow. The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said Friday that new satellite imagery suggests preparations at the Sohai satellite launch station are proceeding “more slowly than previously reported.” Nick Hansen, an expert on imagery analysis, […]

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Despite Warnings, N.Korea Prepares Launch Site

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea appears to be moving ahead with preparations to launch a long-range rocket, despite international condemnation. South Korean media quoted government officials saying Tuesday that North Korea is preparing the second and third stages of its launch vehicle at the Tongchang-ri facility. Pyongyang says it plans to launch the three-stage rocket between December 10 […]

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Despite Warnings, N.Korea Prepares Launch Site

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea appears to be moving ahead with preparations to launch a long-range rocket, despite international condemnation. South Korean media quoted government officials saying Tuesday that North Korea is preparing the second and third stages of its launch vehicle at the Tongchang-ri facility. Pyongyang says it plans to launch the three-stage rocket between December 10 […]

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U.S. Condemns North Korean Rocket Launch Plan

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has responded to North Korea’s announcement that it plans to launch a long-range rocket, saying the act would be “highly provocative” and would threaten peace and security in the region. It said any such launch using ballistic missile technology would be in direct violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions adopted earlier […]

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North Korea Announces Planned Rocket Launch in December

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s official news agency says the Stalinist state plans to launch a long-range rocket later this month. In a statement carried Saturday by the Korean Central News Agency, the Korean Committee for Space Technology said it plans to send a working satellite into orbit between December 10 and 22. The statement said scientists had […]

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N.Korea Replaces Defense Minister in Military Shakeup

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has replaced its defense chief with a hardline general believed to have masterminded deadly 2010 attacks on South Korea. South Korean officials said Thursday that Kim Kyok Sik was named to the post of Armed Forces Minister. He is is believed to have orchestrated the sinking of a South Korean warship and an […]

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Satellite Images Suggest N. Korea Preparing for Missile Test

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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A satellite imagery company is reporting increased activity at a North Korean launch site, suggesting a long-range missile test could take place in just weeks. The image released Monday by DigitalGlobe shows an increased level of personnel, trucks and other equipment at North Korea’s Sohae (West Sea) Satellite Launch Station. DigitalGlobe says if North Korea […]

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