Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The other Korea readies Unha-3 rocket for launch

In an unprecedented move North Korea allowed western journalist to take photos of its Unha-3 rocket scheduled to launch as early as Thursday. Journalists were also shown the rocket`s payload, Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 otherwise known as the Bright Star 3. This according to North Korea is an Earth observation satellite designed for weather forecasting. The launch is planned to mark the centenary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the country's founder.

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