Friday, April 20, 2012
Unha-3 flight animation depicts destruction
VisualMotionMedia has posted a 3D depiction of the fatal flight of North Korea's Unha-3. Launched from the Sohae Launch Complex, Unha-3 suffered a catastrophic event after 90 seconds of flight on 13 April 2012. The animation depicts the launch and short flight.
CNN points to possible Chinese involvement is the North Korean missile program. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the US House Armed Services Committee that "I'm sure there's been some help coming from China. I don't know, you know, the exact extent of that [missile technology assistance]. An enormous, 16-wheel truck missile launch transporter, known as a transporter-erector-launcher (TEL) may have Chinese origin. China denies violation of the United Nations scanctions on North Korea.
North Korean space officials, meanwhile, said in a statement Thursday that they will keep pushing forward with their space development program stating an intention of putting "satellites for peaceful purposes will be put into space one after another," reports The Telegraph.
South Korean military intelligence is suggesting that another rocket is being assembled at the North Korean Sohae Launch Complex, reports RT.