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Worldwide Concern Over North Korea’s Satellite Launch

Captured from televised views of the launch, the 105-foot-tall Unha-3 vehicle delivers North Korea’s first internationally-confirmed satellite into orbit. Photo Credit: Reuters

Yesterday’s launch of the Kwangmyŏngsŏng (or “Brilliant Star”) satellite by North Korea has generated tremendous international reaction, with most world powers issuing statements of concern or outright condemnation against an event which [...]

China, Russia Express Concern Over North Korea’s Launch Plans

The 105-foot-tall Unha-3 rocket stands ready at the Sohae launch site on the north-west coast of North Korea, ahead of its unsuccessful April 2012 flight. Last weekend’s announcement of another imminent attempt is suggestive that engineers may have resolved whatever problems arose with the vehicle. Photo Credit: Voice of America

In what has been [...]

The Delta IV Heavy’s James Bond Mission

Delta IV Heavy with its lower half singed black from the fireball created at ignition climbs from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral. Photo Credit: USAF

At Cape Canaveral, Fla. a unique, souped up version of the world’s most powerful rocket, the Delta IV Heavy is poised for launch at dawn Friday on an [...]

Iran Readies May 23 Military Recon Satellite Launch To Monitor Israel

Iranian flag waves at the launch pad where a 72 ft. tall Safir launch vehicle is mounted. Iran has launched three spacecraft since 2009. Photo Credit: FARS

Iran is poised for the imminent launch of a Safir rocket carrying the Defense Ministry’s Fajr imaging satellite to begin tests of increasingly advanced spacecraft to [...]

Battered By Explosion Rocket Flew On, North Korean Satellite Likely Blown Off

Graphic shows the planned flightpath and the rocket's impact (green dot) just at the start of the planned first stage impact area. This proves the first stage functioned as intended. Photo Credit: Goggle Earth

Details emerging from U. S. and South Korean intelligence about the loss of the North Korean Unha-3 rocket paint a [...]

Military Angles Assessed After New Iranian Booster/Satellite Mission

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Before dawn on Feb. 3 Iran launched its new “Navid” imaging spacecraft into orbit using a Safir booster that can easily be converted into a Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM).  Israeli intelligence, the U.S. Strategic Command and CIA analysts are performing assessments [...]