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North Korea Launches Another Large Rocket: Consequences and Options

North Korea Launches Another Large Rocket: Consequences and Options

On February 7, 2016, North Korea boosted a small satellite into space from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station using a three-stage, liquid-fueled Unha rocket. According to a CBS News report, the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite is orbiting earth, but is tumbling and likely inoperative. The controversial launch violates numerous United Nations Security [...]

Satellites, Warheads and Rockets: Is North Korea’s Space Program Really about Missile Development?

Satellites, Warheads and Rockets: Is North Korea’s Space Program Really about Missile Development?

  This article was originally published on September 28, 2015 but reprinted on February 5, 2016. When the Soviet Union shocked the world and opened the Space Age on October 4, 1957, it was not a coincidence that its first satellite was launched into orbit on a modified R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). For many observers, [...]

North Korea Tests a Submerged-Launch Ballistic Missile, Take Three

North Korea Tests a Submerged-Launch Ballistic Missile, Take Three

While a reported third test of North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) system in December 2015 now appears to have failed, an examination of the video of the initial stages of this launch along with commercial satellite imagery of the submarine and support vessels in port two days later, suggests that this test was probably [...]

North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Full Steam Ahead

North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Full Steam Ahead

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. Reports of a North Korean “ejection” test of the Bukkeukseong-1 (Polaris-1, KN-11) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on December 21, 2015, appear to be supported by new commercial satellite imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard. This imagery also indicates that despite [...]

High Resolution Satellite Imagery Shows Continued Tunnel Construction at Punggye-ri

High Resolution Satellite Imagery Shows Continued Tunnel Construction at Punggye-ri

A 38 North exclusive, with analysis by Jack Liu. Summary New high-resolution commercial satellite imagery shows continued excavation of the new nuclear test tunnel (identified earlier this month) at Punggye-ri. Additionally, imagery has identified new activity at the North Portal (formerly known as the West Portal) at a test tunnel under [...]

Did Somebody Say H-bomb?

Did Somebody Say H-bomb?

The sun is a miasma Of incandescent plasma The sun’s not simply made out of gas No, no, no The sun is a quagmire It's not made of fire Forget what you've been told in the past ~ They Might Be Giants Five years ago, I opened an article about the possibility of a North Korean thermonuclear weapon with a few lines from a song record by They [...]

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