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2009-08-25 11:58:47

South Korea's first space rocket blasted off Tuesday after a long-delayed launch, but failed to place a satellite into its designated orbit, AFP reported. The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 lifted off from the Naro Space Center at 5:00 pm (0800 GMT). The payload separated from the second-stage booster about eight minutes after lift-off but did not enter its targeted orbit. Science and technology minister Ahn Byong-Man said the South Korean-built 220-pound scientific research satellite that was...

2009-07-06 16:53:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org explains why the actions of North Korea on July 4th dictate the need for our nation to have a strong missile defense program, and that the ballistic missile tests by North Korea send a strong message to our nation about the need for missile defense. His comments are as follows: "Seven North Korean ballistic missiles were fired on...

2009-04-05 12:06:00

WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org commented on the significance of the North Korean launch of its ICBM to the world-wide MDAA membership today. His commentary is as follows: A new security era has begun for our nation and that of our allies in the world. North Korea has successfully tested a long range ballistic missile. This success coupled with the North Korean...

2009-04-05 07:55:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday's rocket launch by North Korea is another urgent reminder to Congress and the administration about the vital importance of funding our national security space and missile defense programs. North Korea joins Iran as an unfriendly nation developing intercontinental ballistic missiles and building a space program. Fully funding missile defense and space situational awareness programs are critical to keeping U.S. citizens, our troops,...

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2009-02-24 15:13:37

North Korea said on Tuesday it was preparing to launch a communications satellite on one of its rockets, saying it would mark a great step forward for the communist state. The announcement, which came in a statement from the national space agency carried by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), did not include a target date for the launch, which some analysts believe will actually be the test-firing of a long-range missile. The news comes amid heightened tensions with South Korea,...

2009-02-04 17:44:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) (www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org) issued a statement to the MDAA membership explaining the significance of Iran's launching of a satellite on Feb 2, 2009. Ellison described the history of Iran's development of this capability and how it is a technological step to the development of a fleet of long-range ballistic missiles. His comments are as follows: "Iran's historic...

2008-08-20 21:00:03

MOSCOW. Aug 20 (Interfax) - Moscow warned on Wednesday that the United States would expand and modernize its planned U.S. missile shield in Europe - "something that the American leadership does not deny" - and that, "in such a case, Russia will be forced to react, and not with diplomatic representations alone." The warning came in comments by the Russian Foreign Ministry on a U.S.-Polish agreement on Wednesday to set up an American missile defense base in Poland. The comments are posted on...

2006-09-04 05:51:34

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said on Monday North Korea was showing no interest in returning to six-party talks on winding up its nuclear weapons program. Hill, the U.S. point man on North Korea, arrived in Japan at the start of an Asian tour that will also take him to Beijing and Seoul. "It's very clear we're in a very difficult period in the six-party process," he told reporters after his arrival. "The DPRK (North Korea) has not indicated...

2006-09-02 23:49:56

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing for another missile test, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, but a government official in Seoul discounted the report. Yonhap also reported China is likely to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to visit this week in an effort to restore their relationship strained after North Korea's missile tests in July. China is the North's main benefactor. Beijing voted in support of a U.N. Security Council resolution...

2006-09-02 22:30:13

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing for another missile test, Yonhap news reported on Sunday, after the secretive state defied international warnings and launched seven missiles in early July. South Korean and the U.S. intelligence authorities have detected suspicious vehicle movement in and out of North Korea's major missile test site, Yonhap reported a government source in Seoul as saying. "Military intelligence officials have spotted movements by several large vehicles...