Saturday, June 17, 2006
North Korea Plans Space Launch
Democratic People's Republic of Korea is said to be preparing for the launch of the Taepodong 2 intercontinental ballistic missile from its now space imaged [photos] Musudan military spaceport. The ICBM stands over 105' tall, nearly 8' wide with a maximum range of 9,300 miles. Intelligence satellites have detected activity at Musudan spaceport for days indicating launch preperations.
The Taepodong 2 is believed to have 3-stages. The 1st is thought to be a cluster of No Dong missiles. The 2nd stage is believed to be a No Dong missile. The 3rd stage might be a solid-fueled system.