US Korea Institute

Wednesday October 7th 2015
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Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Tongchang-ri) 3D Panorama: Launch Control Center (Exterior)

Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Tongchang-ri) 3D Panorama: Launch»

38 North announces the release of a new 3D panorama of facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (also referred to as Tongchang-ri). Based on satellite imagery of the site and photos of the facility, this panorama presents a reconstruction of the Sohae Launch Control Center exterior. The next release will model the interior of the Launch Control Center main room. The Launch Control Center panorama is part of an ongoing project by [Read More]

Satellite Imagery

North Korea: Long-Range Rocket »

North Korea: Long-Range Rocket Launch Unlikely On or Before October 10

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu and Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. Recent commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Sohae Satellite [Read More]


China Ponders: Does the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean North Korea is Next? China Ponders: Does »

As news spread in July of the freshly brokered multilateral plan on Iran’s nuclear [Read More]

When North Koreans Go South, Some Go Professional When North Koreans »

When Park Gun-ha defected to South Korea in 2005, he first hoped to find a well-paid farm [Read More]

Revisiting the Agreed Framework Revisiting the »

Throughout the debate over nuclear negotiations with Iran, many commenters have referred [Read More]

Credit for photo of young North Korean girl: T.M. All rights reserved, used with permission.