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North Korea Satellite

animated black mage
http://uk.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUKSEO88417

Now this makes things interesting. Someone with the right equipment has all they need to confirm whether North Korea actually put up a satellite or not. This whole sat-launch/missile-test thing has really piqued my interest. So many interesting factors in play.

I also note that no one tried to shoot it down, or at least, no one is claiming an attempt was made. I figured that would be the case. Ballistic Missile Interception still is in its childhood. Its not a 100% guarantee. And why expose any potential weaknesses in your system by making an attempt to shoot it down, and failing?

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labyrinthman
Apr. 6th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that too. Just like with the korean proclamation, I'll wait for something independent.
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xnrrn
Apr. 6th, 2009 07:53 am (UTC)
Why not Russa?
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xnrrn
Apr. 6th, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
Well, this whole Georgian thing was more of information distortion by Georgia and America, as far as I see it (and I tracked all the sources via internet, Russian TV, and Eurovision tv channel that is available in Russian).

On other hand I am Russian, and as far as I know, Russia has a good track record as far as scientific and telemetry reporting thing.
xnrrn
Apr. 6th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Why not check it yourself? The music translation is happening on 470 mhz and telemetry is on UHF, although I don't know what frequency, but Google can help.
fearsclave
Apr. 6th, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
"It is sending to the earth the melodies of the immortal revolutionary paeans 'Song of General Kim Il-sung' and 'Song of General Kim Jong-il"

I've missed Commies so. They sure knew how to party.
soulscode
Apr. 6th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
I don't have the link handy, but the BBC news site was reporting that no satellite was put into orbit.
labyrinthman
Apr. 6th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
Well that's unfortunate. That is going to open a nasty can of worms.
soulscode
Apr. 7th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
I just went to find the article I saw, and I think you are correct. There has been no independent confirmation on the payload carried by the rocket. Though some unverified source in S. Korea indicated that there was a satellite on board.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7982874.stm
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