Monday, 24 December 2012

North Korea: Kim Jong-Un ordered the development of larger rockets

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered the scientists involved in the space industry to develop new rockets that are larger and more powerful than the one launched in mid-December, reported Saturday the Central News Agency the country (KCNA). "you must develop and launch a range of additional satellites, including communications satellites, rockets and larger capacity," he said Friday at a reception given by way of celebration the successful launch of a long-range rocket ten days ago. On December 12, North Korea launched a multistage rocket Unha-3 which orbited satellite Kwangmyongsong-3. Neighboring countries, including Japan, the United States and South Korea believe this is actually a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that would have a range of 13,000 km. However, two resolutions of the UN Security Council to prohibit any activity Pyongyang nuclear or ballistic. North Korea says its engines are long-range satellite launchers civilian purposes.

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