After four attempts, North Korea successfully test fired a space booster and put into orbit its first satellite. The move, which sparked wide condemnation as a masked long range ballistic missile test, also shocked for the rapidity with which the poor country recovered from the failure in April 2012. On 12 December 2012, North Korea launched … Continue reading North Korea’s Unha-3 Test: Scientific Achievement or Building a Deterrent?
On Friday 13th April 2012, North Korea went ahead with the launch of its Unha-3 rocket, ending in the same way of the previous two attempts, failing. The 30 metres Unha-3 rocket was fired from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province, Pongdong-ni (or Dongchong-ri or Tongch'ang-dong) West Coast at 07:39 … Continue reading North Korea Unha-3 rocket launch fails