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KCNA on First Artificial Satellite of DPRK


PYONGYANG, September 8 (KCNA) -- The first artificial satellite of the DPRK launched at Musudan-Ri, Hwadae County, North Hamgyong Province, on Aug. 31 is now revolving round the earth.

The multi-stage carrier rocket and satellite launched by Korean scientists and technicians were developed with local strength, wisdom and technology 100 percent.

Today's edition of Rodong Sinmun carries an interview with scientists and technicians involved in the satellite launch and a sketch map of the carrier rocket launching test.

The first and second rocket stages are made up of liquid rocket engines and the third stage an engine with highly efficient solid fuel.

The control mechanism of the rocket is a product of advanced science and technology, including computers.

The first stage was separated from the rocket 95 seconds after the launch and fell on the open waters of the east sea of Korea 253 km off the launching station, that is 40 degrees 51 minutes north latitude 132 degrees 40 minutes east longitude.

The second stage opened the capsule in 144 seconds, separated itself from the rocket in 266 seconds and fell on the open waters of the pacific 1,646 km off from the launching station, that is 40 degrees 13 minutes north latitude 149 degrees 07 minutes east longitude.

The third stage put the satellite into orbit 27 seconds after the separation of the second stage.

The purpose and mission of the rocket were accomplished at the first launch.

This demonstrates the might of science and technology of Juche and proves the high level of the technology of development and manufacture of the carrier rocket.

The great leader Kim Jong Il sent thanks to the scientists, technicians and workers who contributed to the successful launch of the satellite.


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