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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 [...]

North Korea Conducts Large Rocket Motor Tests: Construction at Sohae Launch Pad

North Korea Conducts Large Rocket Motor Tests: Construction at Sohae Launch Pad

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen Summary Despite its failed rocket test last spring, commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea continues to develop long-range missiles, possibly with intercontinental ranges. Since the failed launch, the North has conducted at least two, and possibly more, tests of large rocket [...]

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