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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 [...]

Major Construction Progresses at Sohae: Possible Prep for Mobile Missile Systems

Major Construction Progresses at Sohae: Possible Prep for Mobile Missile Systems

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen Summary New commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is moving ahead with major construction projects at its Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Tongchang-ri). While it is too soon to reach a definitive judgment, evidence is growing that these activities are intended to support [...]

Pit or Get Off the Shot: Is North Korea Going to Flight Test the Musudan or Not?

Pit or Get Off the Shot: Is North Korea Going to Flight Test the Musudan or Not?

So, are the North Koreans going to test a fricking Musudan or what? Along with many of my close friends from my days as a research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), one of my first bosses was a rather colorful retired Army Colonel who would respond to our youthful indecision with a metaphor involving bodily [...]

New Developments at the Tonghae Rocket Test Site

New Developments at the Tonghae Rocket Test Site

A 38 North exclusive, with analysis by Nick Hansen. Summary While the Sohae rocket test facility was the focus of international attention in 2012, construction of new facilities at the Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground (commonly referred to as Musudan-ri), previously slowed by the typhoons that ravaged the east coast of North Korea last [...]

North Korea’s New Long-Range Missile: Fact or Fiction?

North Korea’s New Long-Range Missile: Fact or Fiction?

Introduction North Korea’s unveiling of a new long-range missile in its April 15 parade, designated the KN-08 by Western experts, has caused a great deal of speculation. Some analysts have even concluded that the weapons on display were not real. The paraded missiles are certainly not weapons ready for launching. But I believe they are [...]

Will Kim Jong Un Visit the Rocket Launch?

Will Kim Jong Un Visit the Rocket Launch?

North Korea appears to have been conducting a beautification effort at the Sohae launch center before its upcoming rocket launch. Whether that effort is related to the visit of foreign press on April 8, of foreign observers, or of government dignitaries remains unclear. But it is worth noting that Kim Jong Il observed the April 5, 2009 launch of [...]

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