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Pyongyang’s Space Launch in Pictures

Pyongyang’s Space Launch in Pictures

North Korea conducted the fourth launch of a space launch vehicle (SLV) on February 7, 2016 at 9 AM (PYT), the third from its Sohae Satellite Launching Station. While commercial satellite imagery from the date of the launch was not available in time to make a judgment that it was imminent, ground and satellite pictures have subsequently become [...]

Countdown to Launch: New Activity at the Sohae Horizontal Processing Building

Countdown to Launch: New Activity at the Sohae Horizontal Processing Building

Editor’s Note: With North Korea’s recent notifications to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that it would launch an “earth observation satellite” between February 8 and February 25, 38 North has initiated a series of brief imagery analysis updates to closely follow developments at [...]

Suspicious Activity at North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station

Suspicious Activity at North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery shows a range of low-level activities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (also referred to as “Tongchang-dong”)—at the launch pad, covered railway station, VIP housing area, launch control bunker and National Aerospace Development [...]

Sohae Satellite Launch Facility: Three Year Upgrade Program Likely Near Completion

Sohae Satellite Launch Facility: Three Year Upgrade Program Likely Near Completion

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that construction at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (“Tongchang-ri”) of new propellant (fuel/oxidizer) storage bunkers at the launch pad and engine test stand appear to be near completion, signifying what is likely the end of a three-year [...]

Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Tongchang-ri) 3D Panorama: Launch Control Center (Interior)

Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Tongchang-ri) 3D Panorama: Launch Control Center (Interior)

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 interior of Sohae Launch Control Center main room. The Launch Control Center panorama [...]

North Korea: Update on Activity at Sohae Satellite Launching Station

North Korea: Update on Activity at Sohae Satellite Launching Station

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu and Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. Recent commercial satellite imagery of Sohae Satellite Launching Station (“Tongchang-ri”) confirms 38 North’s previous assessment that a long-range rocket launch is unlikely on or before the 70th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on October 10. [...]

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