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Next Launch TMA-15M on a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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23 Nov 14 21:01:00 GMT
24 Nov 14 3:01:00 ALMT
23 Nov 14 16:01:00 Eastern

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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 […]

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 […]

North Korea and Iran Poised For High Stakes Rocket Launch

North Korean Unha-3/TD-2 rocket sits in massive service tower at the new West Sea Coast Launch Site. Note how service structure can handle a much taller and wider rocket vehicle. Photo Credit: AP

North Korea’s planned April 12 space launch of a Unha-3/Taep’o-dong-2 (TD-2) ballistic missile is as important to Iran as it is […]

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 […]