DPRK prepares for launching Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite
▲ Sohae LC-1
▲ Top: Kwangmyongsong-3#1
April 16, 2012
The Unha-3 is the backup rocket of the 2009 Unha-2 launch and the previous red "Choson" paint was covered by the blue "Unha-3" letters.
North Korea has spent the last three years developing the Earth Observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 with 100 meters ground resolution.
The Korean Space and Space Technology Committee, which has been out of the question, is expected to make technological progress to reduce the resolution from 100 m to 30 m in the next few years.
KCNA Video Published on Apr 9, 2012
Foreign Delegations, Delegates and Guests Here
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KCNA Video Published on Apr 10, 2012
Round-table Talks between KCST Officials and Foreign Space Experts and ...
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KCNA Video Published on Apr 11, 2012
Space Experts, Media Persons Visit General Satellite Control and Command Center
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Numerological Analysis by Master S☫heil from Sohae, DPRK.
Launch date (Pyongyang): 13 APR (20)12
1+3+4=8 thus short of the lucky number of 9!
1+3+4+1+2=11 thus exceeding the number 9.
Strongly advised to Not Proceed with any space launch attempt on that Unlucky date!
April 12. 2012
GREEN COCKPIT: Earth is entering a solar wind stream that could spark high-latitude auroras during the next 24-48 hours.
April 13. 2012
TREACHEROUS MAGNETIC STORM: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field on April 12th, sparking a geomagnetic storm (Kp=5) that peaked during the early hours of Friday the 13th.
▲ "The sky was ablaze in light. Northern lights were so bright they lit up the beach! It was an amazing night."
Lucky and Unlucky the British Way
Some of the most common superstitions in Britain
- Why is Friday 13 consider very unlucky?
Fridays have been considered an unlucky day since the medieval times.
In Britain, Friday was the conventional day for public hangings, and there were supposedly 13 steps leading up to the noose!
Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit on a Friday and later died on a Friday.
Christians consider Friday as the day on which Christ was crucified by the Romans.
Tarot Card number 13 is the Death Card, depicting the Grim Reaper
Hotels rarely have a room number 13
There are 13 steps leading to the gallows.
13 knots in a hangman's noose.
13 feet which the guillotine blade falls.
The decision to proceed with the launch on Friday 13 was a big tactical mistake, provided Kim Jong Un is an overseas student returnee from the West and could't ignore the sinister meaning of the unlucky number 13!
February 2, 2016
In Sohae SLC, Unha LV are launched with low humidity and low wind speed to avoid the danger of malfunction due to the generation of static electricity in various electronic devices installed in the propulsion module.
All satellites are launched when the sky is sunny. Therefore satellites can receive the maximum amount of solar energy. If the satellite that entered the earth's orbit is flying in the shadow of the earth and can not receive solar energy, it will consume too much electricity of its onboard battery and shorten its service life.
Friday, April 13, dawned foggy, but the sky soon cleared. It was the second day of the announced four-day-long launch window.
April 13. 2012 Juch 101
DPRK's Satellite Fails to Enter Its Orbit
Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- The DPRK launched its first application satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province at 07:38:55 a.m. on Friday.
The earth observation satellite failed to enter its preset orbit.
Scientists, technicians and experts are now looking into the cause of the failure.
April 16, 2012
Kim Min Seok of the South Korean Ministry of National Defense said to reporters, that the Unha-3, which was launched at 7:38:55 am, separated its first stage at 70.5 km after about 135 seconds (2 minutes 15 seconds) from the launch time. After about 241 seconds (4 minutes and 1 second), it rose to 151.4 km altitude. After about 527 seconds (8 minutes 47 seconds) from the launching time, the emergency self-destruct device was activated and it has fallen.
The launching time of the first stage propulsion unit of the Unha-2, which North Korea launched on April 5, 2009, was 120 seconds, and the first stage propulsion combustion time of the Unha-3 was about 135 seconds. Comparing the burning time of the first stage rockets, the Unha-3 was longer than the Unha-2 by about 15 seconds. Note that the Unha-3 successfully separated the first stage about 135 seconds from the launch time.
▲ Kwangmyongsong-3#1 first stage falling area. Red: expected trajectory; Right box: actual falling area
Edited by Soheil, 09 August 2017 - 04:45 AM.