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North Korea To Launch Another Rocket
2012-12-02 09:26:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online North Korea announced Saturday that they would attempt to launch a long-range rocket before the end of the year, just eight months after a failed attempt to do so was condemned by a United Nations ban prohibiting the nation from developing nuclear and missile programs. According to The Guardian, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced that a rocket transporting a planetary observation satellite would be...

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,...

2006-07-29 21:11:58

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Taepodong-2 long-range missile test-fired by North Korea on July 5 broke up and fell back to earth just after its launch, making its flight much shorter than previously believed, media reports said on Sunday. The Japanese government had previously said the Taepodong-2 fell into the Sea of Japan about 640 km (400 miles) from the launch site. Sources quoted by Kyodo news agency said the missile exploded in mid-air within 1.5 km of the launch site, either in a...

2006-07-04 15:35:45

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea launched some type of missile that landed in the Japan Sea on Wednesday, NHK television said. A Japanese government official confirmed that a launch occurred at about 3:30 a.m. local time but said it was unclear if it was a ballistic Taepodong missile. The missile landed in the sea about 600 km from the Japanese mainland, NHK said, adding without giving details that a second missile had also been launched.

2006-06-22 19:28:11

By Carol Giacomo and Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is far along in its preparations for testing a long-range ballistic missile but the United States would not necessarily use its missile defense system to shoot it down, U.S. officials said on Thursday. After a week in which unidentified American officials had stoked alarm about activities at a missile site in eastern North Korea, the U.S. government appeared ready to ease tensions somewhat. White House national...

2006-06-20 11:43:35

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has activated its ground-based interceptor missile-defense system amid concerns over an expected North Korean missile launch, a U.S. defense official said on Tuesday. Pentagon officials declined to say whether they would try to shoot down any missile launched by the reclusive communist state. Pyongyang had no immediate comment, but a North Korean official said earlier the country does not feel bound by pledges to halt test...

2006-06-20 09:15:45

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has moved its ground-based interceptor missile defense system from test mode to operational amid concerns over an expected North Korean missile launch, a U.S. defense official said on Tuesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed a Washington Times report that the Pentagon has activated the system, which has been in the developmental stage for years. "It's good to be ready," the official said. U.S....

2006-06-18 22:01:40

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is believed to have completed fueling a missile capable of reaching Alaska, raising the probability of an imminent test launch, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The United States plans to join Japan in a sharp response if the test goes ahead. Washington has warned Pyongyang against the launch in a message passed to North Korean diplomats at the United Nations but there was no response, American officials...

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