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#2 The Norks claim that it is to be a polar orbiting shot. If they go north the shot will be over China and Russia. South looks like a lot of water.
Posted by Count Down 2012-03-17 16:58||
#3 KCNA (2012-3-16) courtesy of http://www.nkeconwatch.com/
"Kwangmyongsong-3, a polar-orbiting earth observation satellite, will be blasted off southward from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province between April 12 and 16, lifted by carrier rocket Unha-3."
Posted by Count Down 2012-03-17 17:15||
#4 Take it out. SM3 target practice
Posted by Frank G 2012-03-17 17:42||
#5 Rising China is the DPRK's predominant trading partner + existential State, Regime "Guarantor", besides also Mama Russia, so how China can criticize a DPRK Space plan + Rocket which China likely helped to dev + build is beyond my comprehension.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-03-17 22:15||
#6 Rabid lil attack dogs have a way of coming back to bite their masters.
Posted by Gabby Cussworth 2012-03-17 22:26||
#7 See also WAFF > JAPAN CAN CRASH NORTH KOREA SATELLITE IFF NECESSARY - MINISTER.
Maybe its just me, but "crash" infers either cyber-hack or other sabotage, not just shootdown???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-03-17 23:04||
Posted by Gabby Cussworth 2012-03-17 23:12||