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Top Ten Heavyweights? An Unlikely Band of Brothers

The Unha-3 rocket stands ready for one of its early launches. Like several other members of the ‘Space Club’, vehicles which lofted satellites were often devised with the intention of wreaking death and destruction. Photo Credit: Voice of America

It is easy to view North Korea’s launch, last week, of its Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2 [...]

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 [...]