by Galactic Penguin SST at 03-18-2019, 11:48 PM
Failed North-Korean-U.S. Hanoi Summit: Analysis V1.1

First posted 3 March 2019; Updated 19 March 2019

Table of Contents

1. Failed North-Korean-U.S. Summit: A Dog And Pony Show
2. What Comes Next: North Korea Unshakable Will To Expand Its Space Program  
3. The Real Stakes Of The Trump Korean Policy
4. Conclusion

1. Failed North-Korean-U.S. Summit: A Dog And Pony Show

Viet, post: 11235973, member: 140273 Wrote:Interesting: while Kim met Trump, the rest of North Koreans toured around visiting many Vietnamese factories. Will we violate any sanctions if setting up factories in North Korea?

As you see the visit to Halong Bay, the craddle of the Kinh people (người Kinh) or Jin people (京族), was under a less than auspicious hazy weather!

Any hope of possible foreign investments resulting from a peace deal that did ultimately not materialized, are  now short lived.

China was first last year to woo the DPRK, a move that was later frustrated by the sanctions being not lifted by the U.S.

This reminds one of those who tried to invest in Iran following the JCPOA, later loosing everything as the U.S. withdrew unilaterally from it.

And this only exposes the extreme naivety of these players. No deal could have resulted from this summit.

Indeed, North Korean media have stated on the eve of Kim Jong Un's departure for Vietnam, that the denuclearization of Japan, a de facto nuclear state, that has stockpiled 9 tonnes of Plutonium, enough for building 1,000 warheads, was a precondition for any North Korean disarmament deal.

Could the U.S. have agreed to disarm the Japanese, having previously sponsored its nuclearization? Obviously, the summit was only meant to be a dog and pony show to fool the low IQs living in the U.S., and distract them from the build up of 5G/6G networks in their cities, instrumental in further deepenening the dystopian regime's repression of its own citizens.

Quote:Rodong Sinmun Urges Close Watch over Japan's Nuclear Weaponization

Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) --  Voices for the revision of the constitution and increased military spending and nuclear weaponization are heard from the conservative camp in Japan.

This indicates that the Abe group can go nuclear anytime after giving up "three non-nuclear principles" and consequently, peace in the Asia-Pacific region will be exposed to a great danger, Rodong Sinmun Saturday says in a commentary.

The commentary cites facts to prove that most Japanese rulers took much pain to realize nuclear ambition.

http://www.uriminzokkiri.com/index.php?l...s&no=17985

Moreover, do not trust RUMINT that only relay the FAKENEWS. Check reliable sources.

Quote:(4th Ld) Kim departs Vietnam after fruitless summit with Trump

21:45 March 02, 2019

Trump said North Korea demanded the lifting of sanctions "in their entirety," which he could not accept. The North Koreans rebutted that, saying that Washington wanted more than the dismantlement of its key Yongbyon nuclear complex.

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20190302001...nk/nk#none
North Korea has a stake in all Iranian affairs. And as we know, all strategic programs are jointly financed and developed, be it ballistic, nuclear, cybernetic and more. And this since the Iraq Imposed War on Iran.

In this regard, this is what Alejandro Cao de Benos, Special Delegate -Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries- Government, DPR of Korea, has stated:

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Quote:6:42 AM - 26 Feb 2019

Tomorrow the meeting between our Marshal Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump begins in Hanoi. The end of the Korean War and the lifting of sanctions in exchange for nuclear non-proliferation will be the main axes of the talks.

twitter.com/DPRK_CAODEBENOS/status/1100405762868662272

In a nutshell, the "nuclear non-proliferation" demanded by the U.S. side was to stop all North Korean joint developments with its all-weather ally Iran.

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2. What Comes Next: North Korea Unshakable Will To Expand Its Space Program

And that was precisely beyond the DPRK's defined long standing red line. This includes the upcoming test launch of the Iranian-developed 100-tf thrust solid-fuel ICBM, from a North Korean missile base!


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1. 9 Sept 2011 satellite imagery of the Shahid Modarres Garrison facility, solid motor static test firing site with no less than 8 horizontal static test stands in a row among others in the area that clearly show the burn mark obstructions from their gas jet firings (35°36'26.26"N  50°52'18.94"E), just before the November 12, 2011 explosion.
Simulated ~40 meters Qaem SLV scaled to the ~90 meters ground burn mark from gas jet firings, according to the rocket to flame length 1:2 ratio.



2. Published on Mar 1, 2019; سایت کنترل سلاح سایت موشکی شاهرود ۱۳۹۶


Quote:After Hanoi Summit: Rebuilding of Sohae Space Launch Center

March 5, 2019

Commercial satellite imagery acquired on March 2, 2019, shows that North Korea is pursuing a rapid rebuilding of the rocket site at Sohae.

This renewed activity, taken just two days after the inconclusive Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, may indicate North Korean plans to demonstrate resolve in the face of U.S. rejection of North Korea’s demands at the summit to lift five UN Security Council sanctions enacted in 2016-2017.

Activity is evident at the vertical engine test stand and the launch pad’s rail-mounted rocket transfer structure.

Significantly, the environmental shelters on the umbilical tower, which are normally closed, have been opened to show the launch pad.

This facility had been dormant since August 2018, indicating the current activity is deliberate and purposeful.

https://beyondparallel.csis.org/hanoi-su...-facility/

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3. Rebuilding of Sohae Space Launch Center

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4. Illustration of DPRK manned space launcher, published by internet fanboy.


Also published on 5 March, a poetry video titled: "On the night of the landing".

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땅을 분여받은 날 밤에 On the night of the landing, Published on Mar 5, 2019
5. Poetry Video: On the night of the landing


3. The Real Stakes Of The Trump Korean Policy

Like its all-weather ally Iran, North Korea is a most wealthy nation endowed by boundless natural ressources. All it needs is technology and investments to harvest these bounties.

North Korea holds the eighth-largest crude oil reserves in the world, next to the United Arab Emirates.

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http://ipic.su/img/img7/fs/24050450.1552952296.jpg ; https://defence.pk/pdf/proxy.php?image=h...d01f7d378f
6. We estimate there are 60 billion to 90 billion barrels of crude oil reserves in North Korea


But oil is nothing compared to the largest known rare earth deposit in the world discovered in North Korea!

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7.  First world's reserve of Rare Earth Elements in the DPRK.


From a most interesting flashforward seen in a video: the DPRK is indeed very wealthy, and will never bow before such little spoiled child U.S.!

With only 1.4 millions tonnes of rare earth reserve left, how dare the impudent U.S. beggar overlook the DPRK's 216 millions tonnes! All they deserve is a good spanking!
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Quote:Definitions
(fù)
  • abundant; ample
  • rich; wealthy
  • wealth
  • to make rich; to make wealthy
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%AF%8C

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คิม ไทยแลนด์ จบแค่ ม.3 เป็นเถ้าแก่ร้อยล้านก่อนจะอายุ40ปี ; Published on Feb 9, 2019
8. Look at the badge(): the DPRK is indeed very wealthy, and will never bow before such little spoiled child U.S.!


Do not forget that the U.S. will continue its beggar bowl's world tour (Pyongyang, Beijing, Hanoi, Brazilia, Moscow, Pretoria, New Delhi), as long as it needs to import Rare Earth Elements (R.E.E.), only to stay afloat in the A.I. race, having exhausted its own reserve of R.E.E during the cold war with the U.S.S.R.

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9. The U.S. will continue its beggar bowl's world tour, as long as it needs to import Rare Earth Elements (R.E.E.), only to stay afloat in the A.I. race.


Even by securing all the world's remaining R.E.E. (120 millions tons), comprising China, Vietnam, Brazil, Russia and South Africa (VBRICS), the U.S. will still be outnumbered in term of supercomputers fielded and outgunned in term of supercomputers' performance.

The U.S. is no match for North Korea's 216 millions tons. And time is running out, before its foreseeable inevitable final demise!

4. Conclusion

Viet, post: 11238505, member: 140273 Wrote:You are from NK? Come on man, VN has considerable rare earth reserves but we can’t blackmail anyone.

Either you are with the anti-imperialists, or you are with the imperialists.

One can not be friend with both.

It is a disgraceful sad reality that Rare Earth Exporting Countries (V.B.R.I.C.S.) even fail to organize themselves like the Arabs do with the O.P.E.C., in something such as an O.R.E.E.C. (Organization of the Rare Earth Exporting Countries).

Even sadder to see that such an organization, unlike the O.P.E.C. that failed to defeat the West with its oil embargo in 1973, could provoke the effective collapse of the U.S. within months of such an embargo of R.E.E. exports.
 
But we are not naive and don't even consider such a purely theorical hypothetical strategy, knowing perfectly well that Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa and Vietnam are all firmly supporting the West and the U.S. imperialism.

As a consequence, the demise of the West will take years not months, and will be lead under the banner of the North Korea-Iranian banner only, in a prolonged cold war race for hightech and A.I. military dominance.

The superseding Worl Order will be tripolar, defined by the three remaining Great Powers of the 21st century, namely North Korea, China and Iran.

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10. The Three Great Powers of the Next World Order: Pole Position for the DPRK in the A.I. race, opening the dawn of the Pax Coreana.

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by Galactic Penguin SST at 03-18-2019, 03:24 AM
North Korean Day Of The Sun 2019 Space Launch Part1 V0.3F

First posted 28 February 2019; Updated 25 March 2019

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Post Summit Space Launch
3. Choosing The Next Space Mission
3.1. Satellite Launch
3.1.1. Reconnaissance Satellite
3.2. Orbital Recoverable Capsule
3.3. Manned Orbital Launcher
3.4. Unha-9 Space Launcher
3.5. Suborbital Manned Spaceflight
4. East-West Space Race
5. East-West Cooperation
6. Launch Campaign
6.1. Preannouncement
6.2. Mission Briefing
6.2.1. Launcher
6.2.2. Launch pad
6.2.3. Payload
6.3. Launch Preparations
6.3.1. Assembly and Rollout
6.4. Notifications
7. Launch
7.1. Launch sequence
7.2. First launch window
7.3. Tracking and telemetry
8. Commemoration philatelic souvenir
9. Conclusion

1. Introduction


"实事求是 Seek Truth From Facts"

班固 (Ban Gu), 《漢書 ·河間獻王德傳》 (Book of Han), “修学好古,实事求是。”, 80AD 公元八十年
https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E5%AE%9E%E...8%AF/36312



North Korea has a stake in all Iranian affairs. And as we know, all strategic programs are jointly financed and developed, be it ballistic, nuclear, cybernetic and more. And this since the Iraq Imposed War on Iran.

The Second Summit between our Marshal Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Hanoi was aimed at ending the Korean War and lifting the sanctions in exchange for nuclear non-proliferation.

In a nutshell, the "nuclear non-proliferation" demanded by the U.S. side was to stop all North Korean joint developments with its all-weather ally Iran.

And that was precisely beyond the DPRK's defined long standing red line. Obviously, the summit was only meant to be a dog and pony show to fool the low IQs.

2. Post Summit Space Launch

Kim Jong Un's aphorism

“People lacking in the spirit of living by their own efforts may become sycophants and a ruined nation before they realize it.”

金正恩名言集 1 ; “没有靠自力生活的精神,就会干瞪眼成为事大亡国奴。”; p22 ; 朝鲜·平壤 ; 主体105年(2016年) ; 外文出版社; 朝鲜民主主义人民共和国印刷 ; ᄀ-6830137
http://www.korean-books.com.kp/KBMbooks/...000228.pdf


After the 2018 American Spring, that has resulted following the warming of ties between the two Koreas, initiated under the Pyongchang Winter Olympic Games, all North Korean space activities have been unilaterally delayed, only to increase the chances of the peace talks.

This included, the first test launches of the first stage of the 400 metric tons Unha-9 SLV, the full stages configuration of the Unha-9, and the suborbital manned spacecraft E1.

E1 capsule as per Iranian designation, but for more clarity, I called it the Mallima space capsule (만리마우주캡슐, 萬里马太空艙: 10 thousands li horse) after a mythical Korean winged horse able to gallop ten thousand li or approximately 5'000 km in a single day.


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Did you ride the Mallima steed 你是否跨上万里马? Juche 105 (2016)
1. The North Korean manned Mallima Spacecraft, equivalent of the Persian designation E1.



1B. [English] Moranbong Band - We Are Mallima Riders «우리는 만리마기수»



As the civilian space program is the DPRK's legitimate inalienable right, it can never be forfeited.

Quote:National Self-Respect Is Our Life and Foundation for Building Powerful Country

Mar. 11, Juche 108 (2019)  Monday

Dependence on outside forces will lead to slavery and national ruin, but self-respect of the nation is a shortcut to the prosperity of the country.

The spirit of uninterrupted innovations and progress while winning greater victory, and the strong will to achieve overall development in all the fields and outpace the world—this represents the self-respect of the nation.

When we fully display the Korean-nation-first spirit, we can ceaselessly create our things to be proud of in the world...

http://rodong.rep.kp/en/index.php?strPag...03-11-0008
Quote:Our progress is resilient and adamant 우리의 전진은 줄기차고 억세다

주체108(2019)년 3월 21일 목요일

North Korea appears to preparing itself for a long-term standoff with the United States, as a lengthy editorial published in state media proclaimed the country would rather “starve or freeze to death” than give up its “national self-esteem.”

“National self-esteem is something we cannot trade even for the greatest riches, something we cannot discard even if we starve or freeze to death,” it said.

By contrast, the essay said, reliance on others could provide “temporary pleasure but make the people lazy and break down national power.”

http://rodong.rep.kp/ko/index.php?strPag...03-21-0006
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news...id=3060880
Quote:[Space Exploration] Space Development Program in China

주체108(2019)년 3월 13일 수요일

Recently, China's Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport met with scientists and engineers who made outstanding contributions in the People's Great Hall, and he congratulated them for making major breakthrough in core technology research.

He believes that building a science and technology powerhouse is not as straightforward and that innovation alone by more scientists and leaders, talented young people, innovative organizations, is the best opportunity to get ahead.

Adding that China's dream of a great revival of the Chinese people can be realized in the foreseeable future.

The lunar probe Chang'e-4 was the first ever to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon, further investigated [for its potential rare earth element reserve] by the Yutu-2 lunar rover.

Therefore lunar craters have been named honoring Chinese cities in recognition of these achievements.

China sent its the first astronaut into orbit aboard the Shenzhou-5 manned spacecraft in 2003. This made China the only third country in the world to succeed in manned space flight.
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Tiangong-2 space laboratory
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Tianzhou-1 space cargo
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Beidou Navsat
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satellites for communications, minerals exploration, weather forecasting, marine research, environmental monitoring, etc
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private companies competing in the fields of space launch
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China, on the other hand, calls for universal peaceful exploitation of space and declares his opposition to militarization of outer space and military space competition.

The efforts of the Chinese government to push space development project to a higher level, directly connected with the revival of the country, are becoming more active.

http://www.rodong.rep.kp/ko/index.php?st...03-13-0027
http://jajusibo.com/sub_read.html?uid=44492&section=sc3
Quote:Pyongyang's weapon programs remain intact: UN panel

2019-03-13 10:08

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[The North Koreans] render the latest United Nations sanctions ineffective by flouting the caps on the import of petroleum products and crude oil by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as well as the coal ban, imposed in 2017 by the Security Council in response to the country's unprecedented nuclear and ballistic missile testing."

It said the ship-to-ship transfers have involved "increasingly advanced evasion techniques," including the disguising of vessels through ship identity theft and false Automatic Identification System transmissions.

In particular, the manipulation of AIS transmissions from vessels remained an overarching feature of illegal transfers, which in turn highlighted weak monitoring by flag states, the panel said.

Other evasion methods included physically disguising the North Korean tankers, the use of small and unregistered vessels, illegal name changing and night transfers.

North Korea, meanwhile, has continued to attempt sales of small arms and other military equipment to Libya, Sudan and Houthi rebels in Yemen...

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2...65268.html
Quote:North Korea 'Using Submarine Pipelines to Pump in Oil'

March 14, 2019 14:06

North Korea used a secret network of submarine pipelines to pump in oil from ships to its ports, according to a report by the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea on Tuesday.

"Underwater pipelines attached to offloading buoys are used to transfer fuel from vessels to the terminals in the Nampo port complex,"

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html...01774.html
Quote:North Korea threatens to stop talking nukes with U.S.

Mar 16,2019

Calling the United States “gangster-like” for its refusal to compromise, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui on Friday said Pyongyang may suspend further negotiations with Washington on its denuclearization.

Speaking to foreign journalists and diplomats at a conference in Pyongyang, Choe accused the United States of having “no sincere intent” at the Hanoi summit in Vietnam last month to broker a deal on its denuclearization in return for sanctions relief.

“We have no intention to yield to the U.S. demands [at the Hanoi summit] in any form, nor are we willing to engage in negotiations of this kind,” Choe said, according to Russia’s Tass news agency.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House national security adviser John Bolton were to blame for creating an “atmosphere of hostility and mistrust,” she said, which “obstructed the constructive effort for negotiations between the supreme leaders of North Korea and the United States.

“What is clear is that the United States has thrown away a golden opportunity this time,” she added.

While the deputy foreign minister added that relations between the two leaders remained “mysteriously wonderful” in spite of the summit’s collapse, her words are raising concerns that Pyongyang may revert to the “new path” threatened by leader Kim Jong Un in a New Year’s address.

That “new path” was vague in Kim’s speech, but Choe on Friday said outright that Kim could rethink the country’s moratorium on nuclear and missile tests.
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“Under the orders of Chairman Kim Jong Un, the DPRK has been opening government Warehouse No. 5 and is supplying grain stored within to its markets,”

Warehouse No. 5 is one of the DPRK’s main emergency food reserves, the source said. It stockpiles rice in the event of emergencies like natural disasters and is managed by North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party.
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“leading many to speculate Warehouse No. 2 may be opened.”

According to the source, Warehouse No. 2 is managed directly by the military and stores grain to be used in the event of a wartime contingency.

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news...y|home|top
3. Choosing The Next Space Mission

Kim Jong Un's aphorism

"The height of a medal-awarding podium represents the prestige of the country."

金正恩名言集 1 ; "颁奖台的高度便是祖国的高度”; p39 ; 朝鲜·平壤 ; 主体105年(2016年) ; 外文出版社; 朝鲜民主主义人民共和国印刷 ; ᄀ-6830137
http://www.korean-books.com.kp/KBMbooks/...000228.pdf

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2. DPRK Strategic Focus Tree, as of 2018. Outdated as of Mid-March 2019.

In exercising the DPRK's legitimate inalienable right to develop its space program, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un will face many options.

He will have to carefully ponder from a variety of available space missions. The more risky the type of space mission, the more prestige the DPRK can reap, while keeping in mind that He must be prepared to deal with the cost of a heightened world tension, with all the following condemnations and associated hostile U.N.S.C. resolutions.

Considering that the DPRK's National Aerospace Development Administration (N.A.D.A.) average space launch rate since 2006 is one launch every 2.6 years (2006: Unha-1; 2009: Unha-2; 2012: Unha-3#1 & Unha-3#2; 2016: Unha-4), it is more than expected that the next one will come this year.

Also, a space launch is certainly mandatory during the week of Monday, April 15, 2019, marking the Day Of The Sun, that is the birth day of the founder of the DPRK, Great Leader Kim Il Sung.

So far, hints for the suborbital manned spaceflight seems to outweighs those for a satellite launch.

3.1. Satellite Launch

The first option, with the highest probability of success, is to simply orbit another application satellite, called Kwangmyongsong-5 for clarity.

Difficulty: Low
Prestige: Low
World tension: Low

Quote:After Hanoi Summit: Rebuilding of Sohae Space Launch Center

March 5, 2019

Commercial satellite imagery acquired on March 2, 2019, shows that North Korea is pursuing a rapid rebuilding of the rocket site at Sohae.

This renewed activity, taken just two days after the inconclusive Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, may indicate North Korean plans to demonstrate resolve in the face of U.S. rejection of North Korea’s demands at the summit to lift five UN Security Council sanctions enacted in 2016-2017.

Activity is evident at the vertical engine test stand and the launch pad’s rail-mounted rocket transfer structure.

Significantly, the environmental shelters on the umbilical tower, which are normally closed, have been opened to show the launch pad.

This facility had been dormant since August 2018, indicating the current activity is deliberate and purposeful.

https://beyondparallel.csis.org/hanoi-su...-facility/

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3. Rebuilding of Sohae Space Launch Center

Quote:Mar 08,2019

Activity was recently spotted at North Korea’s Sanumdong research facility, associated with the country’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program, revealed Suh Hoon, the director of the South’s National Intelligence Service (NIS).

The JoongAng Ilbo reported Thursday that Suh told lawmakers following a closed-door meeting at the National Assembly Tuesday that vehicles transporting supplies were spotted at the Sanumdong facility and “were seen as missile-related activities.”

Sanumdong, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, is a key military site where at least two Hwasong-15 ICBMs, which could potentially reach the U.S. mainland, were manufactured.

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news...|newslist1

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4. Agency observed increase in transport vehicle movements in February. Sanumdong missile research complex in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Quote:Additional images of the Sanumdong site taken Friday by another company, San Francisco-based Planet, show that vehicle activity has died down and that one of the cranes has disappeared. That could mean that workers have paused work on an ICBM or rocket, perhaps while awaiting further parts.

Or it could mean a missile or rocket has already left the facility.

"According to Planet imagery, I can definitely say the train has left the station," says Melissa Hanham, a North Korea expert with the One Earth Future Foundation. "But I can't unfortunately use X-ray vision to see what's on the train and tell whether it's a civilian space launch vehicle or a military ICBM."

One possible destination would be the Sohae Satellite Launching Station. Lewis says there's no easy way to tell whether a train has carried missile or rocket parts to Sohae because the rail yard there has a roof over it to prevent satellite snooping.

https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=701630382

3.1.1. Reconnaissance Satellite

Quote:Dec 27,2017

North Korea is preparing to launch a newly developed reconnaissance satellite into space, possibly from a transporter erector launcher (TEL) in order to dodge prior detection, a local government source exclusively told the JoongAng Ilbo Monday.

The local government source said the Kwangmyongsong-5 would be a new spy satellite equipped with cameras and telecommunication devices. Another official from the National Intelligence Service told the paper that the DPRK was examining the option of firing the rocket carrier from a TEL of an undisclosed location, not the usual Sohae Satellite Launching Station

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news...id=3042529

Quote:Mar 12, 2019

Another possibility, according to a South Korean government source who asked not to be named, is that North Korea is preparing to actually launch a satellite equipped with technology recently brought in from friendly countries like China.
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Since then [the last satellite launch in 2016], North Korea has been focusing on obtaining satellite technology through unofficial cooperation with other countries or by hacking, and latest intelligence suggests they have completed a new reconnaissance satellite.”

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news...|newslist1

3.2. Orbital Recoverable Capsule

The second option, with a slightly higher risk, would be to use the currently phased out Kwangmyonsong (Unha-4) space launcher, to orbit a recoverable capsule, that would reenter after a few orbits and land on the opposite East coast of the DPRK.

This crucial step would unlock future orbital manned technologies needed for the F1 orbital manned spacecraft, according to its Persian designation, and called Mallima-2 space capsule in Korean, name I choose for more clarity.

Due to the payload capability limit of the Kwangmyongsong SLV, the recoverable capsule would not exceed ~600-1'000 kg, and be similar in concept to the 765 kg EXPRESS's capsule jointly developed by Japan and Germany, and launched by a M-3SII rocket from the Kagoshima Space Center, on January 15, 1995.

Difficulty: Medium
Prestige: Medium
World tension: Medium

Quote:Iran develops ‘conceptual model’ of spacecraft

12 May 2014 - 10:22

The spacecraft has a mass of 300 to 500 Kg.

The first step in sending man to space is to send a spacecraft to earth’s orbit
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we have in agenda design of a conceptual model of spacecraft to carry the simplest form of life such as a small monkey or a tiny rat, to earth’s orbit,
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Ebrahimi also added that the 300-Kg spacecraft would be placed beyond 250Km.

http://en.mehrnews.com/detail/News/102841

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5. On September 10, 2002, launched by a H-IIA rocket, the USERS reentry vehicle or "spacecraft", and that remained in orbit approximately 8.5 months, before de-orbiting and splashing down at 6:23 JST on May 29, 2003 at open sea east of Ogasawara Islands.

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6. Japanese USERS Reentry vehicle recovered in the Pacific Ocean around the Ogasawara Islands after its re-entry in May 2003.

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7.  Chinese Chang'e 5 T-1 precursor recoverable capsule.

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8. Juche 106 (October 2017), first official schematics of a North Korean recoverable capsule from launch to landing.


3.3. Manned Orbital Launcher

The next option, with an even higher risk, is to test-launch a manned launcher based on the currently phased out Kwangmyonsong (Unha-4) but in an augmented version with two additional strap-on rocket boosters, and known as Safir-2B in Persian.

Only a dummy payload would be placed into orbit for this maiden flight, simulating the E1 or Mallima manned spacecraft, with a mass of about 1.8 metric tonne.

The unmanned spacecraft could reenter after a few orbits and land on the opposite East coast of the DPRK.

Difficulty: High
Prestige: Medium
World tension: Medium

First disclosure of a manned launcher with strap-on rocket boosters. Official image taken from the Pyongyang Sci-Tech Complex, in the section dedicated to spaceflight, published October 2017.

Note the portholes at the upper stage of the launcher, indicating a manned rocket. The strap-on rocket boosters are limited to two though, in the way the Safir-2B is represented.

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9. North Korean manned launcher with strap-on rocket boosters taken from the Pyongyang Sci-Tech Complex, in the section dedicated to spaceflight, published October 2017.


Second hint, with a close up of the previous image. Notice the plasma balls!

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https://defence.pk/pdf/attachments/42673...3a1b2ff794 ; https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1748/42673...b136_b.jpg ; https://www.flickr.com/photos/arirangmeari/42673883441/ ;  주체107(2018)년 6월 8일 ;  앞날의 주인공들로 ;  미래의 주인공들로 억세게 자라나는 소년단원들 ; http://www.arirangmeari.com/contents/pho...image6.jpg ; http://www.arirangmeari.com/index.php?t=photo&no=305 ;
10. DPRK new manned space launcher, Uploaded on June 8, 2018


Third occurrence, on 18 March 2019. Image titled: Our Dream  우리의 꿈

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http://ipic.su/img/img7/fs/multi_userPho...030006.jpg ; http://www.uriminzokkiri.com/contents/mu...image1.jpg ; http://www.uriminzokkiri.com/index.php?p...to&no=7288 ;
11. Our Dream  우리의 꿈 . Published 18 March 2019.


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12. Safir-2 space launchers family.


3.4. Unha-9 Space Launcher

Some internet fanboy have favored the idea of the test-flight of the Unha-9 SLV first stage.

The DPRK was in a leading position at the end of 2017, after having successfully tested a dual-Paektusan engines configuration in the Hwasong-15, seemingly the second stage of the Unha-9 before South Korea's own KSLV-II TLV.

Due to the DPRK volontary suspension of further test-flight since 2018, it is now under the pressure of the flawless test-flight on 28 November 2018, of the South Korean competitor, the 75 ton-force thrust KSLV-II TLV.

Any more delay would allow the South Korean space agency KARI to complete the development of its KSLV-II, before NADA.

Difficulty: High
Prestige: Medium
World tension: High

Quote:38 North -- March 07, 2019

At the launch pad, work on the rail-mounted transfer structure appears to have been completed by March 6 and the structure may now be operational. The cranes have been removed from the pad and the overhead trusses that were being installed on the roof have been covered. The mobile structure is now situated at the far end of the launch pad adjacent to the checkout building. Several vehicles are parked near the gantry tower and the exhaust pit and debris remains on the launch pad to be cleaned up.

At the engine test stand progress has been made on rebuilding the support structure for the stand, the materials that were there as of March 2 are now installed (covering of the steel superstructure). The old fuel bunkers have almost completely a roof again. The cranes have been removed.

Comment: Due to the rapidly rebuilding of all structures we can expect upcoming tests for the new Unha-X launcher. We will probably experience a test of the first-stage.

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https://archive.fo/gdH9c/df2648e1a9be6f9...aba88d.jpg ; http://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets_1/Rest...2019_7.jpg ; http://archive.is/8o8bF
13. Sohae SLC, 6 March 2019.

http://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets_1/Rest...e-2019.htm

A video called "They envy us" first published on 11 February 2019, only two weeks before the failed 27th-28th February 2019 Hanoi Summit, has been reposted trimmed on 15 March 2019.

Possibly refering to the North Korean Lunar Exploration Program (조선달탐사: NKLEP)'s Phase I that could be nearing the final launch preparation stage. As soon, an Unha-9 SLV would carry NADA's first lunar orbiter.

밤하늘에 별들아 반짠 별들아: Stars in the night sky
너는야 어째서 밝게 빛나니: Why do you shine brightly?
새별같이 빛나는 우리 눈동자: Our eyes shine like newborns
부러워서 부러워 밝게 빛난대: Envy, envy, bright shine
아 우리를 부럽대요: Oh, they envy us!

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14. 우릴 부럽대요2 They envy us! Published on Feb 11, 2019



14. 우릴 부럽대 (They envy us). Published on Mar 15, 2019


3.5. Suborbital Manned Spaceflight

Further raising the stakes, in taking the maximum risks to increase one's international status, Kim Jong Un could even consider giving the green light to a suborbital manned spaceflight attempt.

Difficulty: Very High
Prestige: High
World tension: Medium


Kim Jong Un's aphorism

“People should be seated on golden cushions.”

金正恩名言集 1 ; "要让人民坐上金垫子" ; p48 ; 朝鲜·平壤 ; 主体105年(2016年) ; 外文出版社; 朝鲜民主主义人民共和国印刷 ; ᄀ-6830137
http://www.korean-books.com.kp/KBMbooks/...000228.pdf


Published on 5 March, a poetry video titled: "On the night of the landing".

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땅을 분여받은 날 밤에 On the night of the landing, Published on Mar 5, 2019
15. Poetry Video: On the night of the landing


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제34차 평양시과학기술축전 진행, 주체108(2019)년 3월 7일, 학생가방장식인쇄용 채인쇄잉크
16.   DPRK manned spaceflight. 7 Mars 2019.


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17. Illustration of DPRK manned space launcher, published by internet fanboy.

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18. CGI of DPRK astronaut, published by internet fanboy.

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19. Weather forecast as of 9 March, for an April North Korean launch attempt: mostly sunny on 3rd, 11th, 15th and 20th of April 2019.

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20. Artistic representation of the North Korean Unha launchers family, 2019. Outdated as of Mid-February 2019.
by enko pasar at 03-17-2019, 04:28 PM
DAMASCUS, March 17  -- Iran armed forces chief of staff Mohammad Baqeri and IRGC Quds force commander Qasem Soleimani today arrived in Damascus, Syria ,to hold counter-terror talks with Syrian and Iraqi military officials, local reports said.
General Bageri is leading Iranian military delegation in surprise visit to Syria just two weeks after B.Asad visited Iran,delegation arrived in Damascus on Sunday morning.
The source from Syrian army said the visit of Bageri aims at developing the military defense cooperation and making consultations regarding counter-terror between Iran, Syria and Iraq.
Bageri tour include visit to the areas where Iranian military advisors are located.
During Syria's eight-year war, Iran is a key political and military supporter of the Syrian government,from beginning Iran provided military aid to Syria ,Iran-backed forces aided the Syrian forces to retrieve key areas from foreign-backed rebels.
by admin at 03-14-2019, 12:54 PM
TEHRAN, Mar. 14 (MNA) – Commander of Iran's Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kioomars Heidari said on Thursday that the domestically-developed advanced “Karrar” tank is to be employed by the Army in the near future.



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According to General Heidari, ‘Karrar’ is currently being mass produced and will join the Army during the next Iranian year, which starts on March 21.
“The fully homegrown tank is one of the country’s unique products that can compete with the most advanced tanks in the world,” he added.
The army commander noted that the production process of the tanks is constantly being supervised by the army experts to make sure the product can fully satisfy the needs of the Iranian Armed Forces.
Karrar is a class of Iranian tanks that enjoys modern technologies. Its earlier version is already in service, together with other locally-made tanks like Zolfaqar.
The tank is equipped with an electro-optical fire control system, laser rangefinder, ballistic computer, and ability to fire at fixed and mobile targets during daytime and at night. It is capable of firing highly-precise laser-guided missiles and can be operated by the gunner and commander from two parallel sites. It also is capable of moving through pits, rivers and underwater. Karrar is equipped with a navigation system that can be displayed for the tank driver.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces mostly self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Source Fars
by admin at 03-14-2019, 12:34 PM
   

IRGC(Islamic revolutionary guard corps) started massive drills codenamed 'Ela Beit ul-Muqaddas-1' (Towards al-Quds), over the Persian Gulf waters, south of Iran, on Thursday 14 march 2019.
A large-scale war game over the Persian Gulf include,till now,unseen large number of armed unmanned aerial vehicles,
As stated by IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami and Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the 10 Iranian homemade RQ-170 drones and a number of other UCAVs raided a spot on Bani Farur Island in Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
He said the drones, belonging to the IRGC units from the provinces of Khuzestan, Bushehr, Fars and Hormozgan, launched the simultaneous air raid on the target on the Bani Farur Island.
More than 50 armed unmanned aerial vehicles(UCAVs) were used in today military drills,including Sahed 129 and iranian version of stealth RQ-170.
   
Brigadier General Hajizadeh also,in separate remarks,said the presence of squadrons of drones in the airspace of a small area heralds the rise of new air power in Iran.
This is the first time,Iranian Armed Forces test a high number of UCAVs during a combat-offensive operation, today  UCAVs from different air bases and from different provinces, simultaneously strike a target at distance of over 1,000 kilometers at a specific time.
IRGC and Army high officers were also attended,including IRGC Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami, Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, and Commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid.



by admin at 03-13-2019, 10:37 PM
Syria is reportedly ready for a military conflict with Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad submitted an official letter to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Kristin Lund, regarding a possible attempt of the US to regoznize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan.
“We will not hesitate to confront Israel,” Mekdad said, according to Mignews. “We are also not scared away by its [Israel’s] supporters who are helping to perpetuate the occupation of the Golan.”
The Syrian official accused Israel of using violence and harming regional stability.
The stance of the Syrian Foreign Ministry once again shows that the Damascus government is not going to sell the Golan Heights in an attempt to find a kind of Israeli assistance in settlening of the ongoing conflict. Earlier, some mainstream experts speculated that Damascus may attempt to do this. However, this seems to be unrealistic because of a wide range of contradictions between the sides. One of the key issues is the deep ties of the Syrian government with Iran.

by admin at 03-13-2019, 07:13 PM
IMF 13 March 2019

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Iran's newst homemade submarine Fateh


Iran will respond fast and firmly to any action by Israeli against its oil shipments, Iran's defence minister said,just few days after Israel warned it could act against what it called "Iranian oil smuggling to evade US sanctions".
US President D. Trump last year pull US from a nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sanctions, with goal to cut iran's oil exports to zero.
But,US sanctions are unilaterar action not approved by UN security cuncil in any resolution ,and as such, are not mandatory for other nation.
only UN security cucncil has power to legaly impose sanctions on some country.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last week that Iran was still resorting to clandestine measures to ship fuel.

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Iran's newst homemade warship Sahand

Iran's Minister of Defense Amir Hatami told state news agency IRNA that iran have the military capabilities to respond and confront any Israeli intervention, and said the world would also not accept such action.
Hatami said any action against Iran oil shipment would be considered ilegal and "piracy" ,also warned that "if it happens, we will firmly respond."
Hatami said:
"The Iranian armed forces have certainly the capabilities to protect the country's shipping lines in the best way against any possible threat," 
Israel threat is very strange considering fact that israel has very small navy with only few submarines and corvetes capable for such action.The Israeli navy, whose largest vessels are missile corvettes and a small submarine fleet, is mostly operate in the Mediterranean and Red seas.
On other side iran has one of the world?s biggest oil tanker fleet and Iran navy is one of the largest in the world,ranking in world top 10.
Iran's navy has extended its naval operational range in recent years, dispatching vessels to the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. They intervened on Friday to repel pirates who attacked an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden.
This warning from Israel prime minister is probably motivated by israel internal events and coming elections.
by admin at 03-13-2019, 11:58 AM

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Member of National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iranian Parliament Mohammad Ebrahim Rezie today confirm  that several countries are in process of negotiations with Iran to buy Iranian defense and military products.

He said Iran's defense and military products are competitive with the other countries of the world and He said,Iran has great potential to create a good and prosperous market in this regard.He also said,Iran is already exporting defense products to many countries ,including some of countries currently in negotiations for new contracts.

Saying that several countries are ready to buy Iranian weapons,ammunition and other defense products he said, “A number of these countries are negotiating with Iran to buy Iranian defense and military products.

"We have reached consensus with some of them and have so far exported some products to those countries," he added.

Rezaie said that exporting defense products will not only help yield substantial revenues, adding that “the importance of exporting defense and military products to allies, especially in the countries of the region, is more than other countries.”
This will result in the strengthening of the neighboring countries’ defense capabilities so that they can defend themselves more vigorously and also strengthen the Resistance  Front  against enemies, he added.

IMF 13 March 2019
by AmirPatriot at 03-10-2019, 10:00 AM
There has been much talk of the West - primarily the US - pushing Iran into signing a "missile agreement" after the JCPOA. The EU has, on a number of occasions, tried to keep the US in the JCPOA by offering to help the US in pressuring Iran's missile program. An article by Fabian Hinz, which is similar to some previous proposals, spurred me to give my take on the matter.


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Missiles on display at an exhibition celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution


Read the full blog post at the link below

https://irangeomil.blogspot.com/2019/03/...iable.html
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