OUR N E W   W E B   S I T E   "WORLD AIR FORCE NEWS"
 
  
 
 

WORLD AIR WAR HISTORY


 
  HOME > Space Technology News >

North Korea launches rocket in defiance of UN sanctions

North Korea launches rocket in defiance of UN sanctions

North Korea defied the likelihood of more sanctions by the United Nations Security Council to launch a rocket on Wednesday, December 12 demonstrating that the government of its new leader, Kim Jong-un, was pressing ahead to master the technology needed to deliver a nuclear warhead on intercontinental ballistic missiles, The Globe and Mail reported.

The Unha-3, or Galaxy-3, rocket blasted off from North Korea’s western coast near China on Wednesday morning, a spokesman for South Korea’s Defence Ministry said.

North Korea confirmed it had launched a long-range rocket and succeeded in its mission of placing a satellite into orbit.

North Korea has said its three-stage rocket would carry an earth-observation satellite and that it was exercising its right to peaceful activity in space.

But Washington and its allies have said they think that North Korea’s rocket program has less to do with putting a satellite into orbit than with developing a delivery vehicle for a nuclear warhead and turning the country into a more urgent threat that Washington must deal with by offering diplomatic and economic concessions.

The United States has “noted” North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket and is monitoring the situation, a U.S. official said late Tuesday.

Wednesday’s launching also demonstrated a shrewd political manoeuvre by his regime. Only Monday, it told the rest of the world that it had found a technical glitch with its rocket and needed until Dec. 29 to fix the problem and carry out the launch.


Source: PanARMENIAN.Net News - 12 December 2012

Photo: The North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket and is monitoring the situation. Unha-3 Rocket fires (Photo by files)


(12/11/2012)


 
  CONTINENTAL NEWS:

American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News


• International Space Station’s orbit to be raised by 600 meters

(1/17/2018)
According to preliminary calculated data, the maneuver will increase the medium height of the ISS’s flight orbit by 600 meters to 404.4 km...>>

• Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic vessel reaches Indian Ocean

(1/16/2018)
The voyage is part of the second UNESCO-supported international expedition to the Indian Ocean....>>

• Are Aliens Plentiful, But We're Just Missing Them?

(1/14/2018)
A little over 80 years ago, humanity first began broadcasting radio and television signals with enough power that they should leave Earth's atmosphere and progress deep into inters...>>

• NASA's TESS Telescope Should Spot Many 'Star Wars'-Like 'Tatooines'

(1/13/2018)
NASA’s next extrasolar planet-hunting mission should detect dozens of circumbinary, Tatooine-like systems, in which a real-life planet circles two stars instead of one, say astrono...>>

• If We Ever Get to Mars, the Beer Might Not Be Bad

(1/12/2018)
Here’s an interplanetary botany discovery that took college students and not NASA scientists to find: Hops — the flowers used to add a pleasant bitterness to beer — grow well in Ma...>>

• Pentagon Awards Multimillion Contract to Boost Military Satellite Communication

(6/27/2017)
The US Department of Defense said that the United States has awarded LinQuest Corporation a more than $32-million contract for systems engineering and integration support services ...>>

• Is NASA on the Verge of Announcing They’ve Found Aliens?

(6/26/2017)
A video posted online by an entity claiming affiliation with the amorphous hacktivist collective Anonymous claims the US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration is on the ve...>>

 



       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,