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Sohae Satellite Launching Station: Activity at the Vertical Engine Test Stand 

Sohae Satellite Launching Station: Activity at the Vertical Engine Test Stand 

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu and Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr. Recent commercial satellite imagery of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station shows continued low-level activity that does not suggest imminent preparations for either the launch of a space launch vehicle (SLV) or engine test. Low-level Activity at Launch [...]

Post-Launch Activity Observed at Sohae: Rocket Engine Test Possible

Post-Launch Activity Observed at Sohae: Rocket Engine Test Possible

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu. Executive Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates new activity at North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station since the February 7 satellite launch, including possible preparations for a rocket engine test. An unusual convoy of five small 4-meter-long trucks, apparently [...]

New Developments at North Korea’s Sohae Complex

New Developments at North Korea’s Sohae Complex

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen. Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is conducting a number of significant activities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (“Tongchang-ri”) related to the development of larger space launch vehicles (SLVs) and long-range ballistic missiles. Specifically, [...]

Significant Developments at North Korea’s Sohae Test Facility

Significant Developments at North Korea’s Sohae Test Facility

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen. Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea may be preparing the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (“Tongchang-ri”) for a more robust rocket test program in the future involving larger space launch vehicles and road-mobile ballistic missiles able to attack targets [...]

New Long-range Rocket Engine Tests at North Korean Launch Facility: Development Continues

New Long-range Rocket Engine Tests at North Korean Launch Facility: Development Continues

 A 38 North exclusive, with contributions by Nick Hansen Summary Satellite imagery of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (also referred to as Tongchang-ri), where North Korea conducted two long-range rocket launches in 2012, indicates that Pyongyang tested a rocket engine in late March/early April 2013. The number of tests and the type of [...]

Update on North Korean Rocket Test Facilities: No Imminent Launches, But…

Update on North Korean Rocket Test Facilities: No Imminent Launches, But…

A 38 North exclusive, with analysis by Nick Hansen  Summary Despite rising tensions in the aftermath of new United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed on North Korea and Pyongyang’s pronouncements at the end of 2012 that it would conduct additional rocket tests, new commercial satellite imagery collected from January 2013 through [...]

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