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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...
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.”
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.
Tiangong-2 space laboratory
Tianzhou-1 space cargo
satellites for communications, minerals exploration, weather forecasting, marine research, environmental monitoring, etc
private companies competing in the fields of space launch
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.
Quote:Pyongyang's weapon programs remain intact: UN panel
[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...
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,"
Quote:North Korea threatens to stop talking nukes with U.S.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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
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,
Ebrahimi also added that the 300-Kg spacecraft would be placed beyond 250Km.
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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▲ 13. Sohae SLC, 6 March 2019.
Quote:North Korea Building New Ballistic Missile Submarine
April 05, 2019 13:42
North Korea is building a new 3,000-ton submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles, a senior military spokesman here said Thursday.
"A large quantity of components presumably needed to build a 3,000-ton sub, which North Korea has been developing, have turned up recently at a shipyard in Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province," the spokesman said. "We've also spotted a floating dock deployed off Sinpo, apparently for a missile test."
Google Earth satellite imagery from March 2 shows piles of cylindrical components and materials presumed to be submarine bulkheads at the shipyard. None of them can be seen in satellite imagery from August last year.
Pictures also show that the facilities are well-maintained there and the floating dock, which was previously moored at the pier, is now floating offshore. "This suggests that North Korea has kept building a new sub and testing a submarine-launched ballistic missile," he said.
Construction seems to have been going on even as North Korea was in denuclearization talks with the U.S.
The North Korea's existing 2,000-ton sub is capable of carrying only one ballistic missile, but the new sub could deploy three or four. Russian models can carry up to 12. That would drastically increase the North Korea's strategic strike capability, and any launch would be hard to detect.
The new sub could travel into the Pacific and strike U.S. bases in Guam or Hawaii armed with the latest Pukguksong-3 SLBMs with a range of more than 2,000 km. "In theory, the new sub could travel across the Pacific and turn up in waters off the U.S. west coast," he added.
Quote:November 19, 2018 , 3:15 pm
Israel? A space superpower? Indeed.
But now, Israel is about to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon, thus joining the three superpowers – the US, Russia and China – that have done already done so.
Quote:The trip is scheduled to last seven weeks, with the Beresheet due to touch down on April 11.
Quote:Choe Mu Son, Inventor of Powder Weapons
September 29. 2011 Juch 100
Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- Choe Mu Son (1326－1395) invented powder and powder weapons for the first time in Korea.
Choe suffered from the Japanese invasion in his childhood. After a decade of strenuous efforts, he succeeded in inventing powder and powder weapons.
Among his inventions are cannons and shells of different shapes.
He reshaped vessels to be suitable for powder weapons.
He was also a famous military commander. Under his command, some 100 cannon-equipped vessels of Koryo, the first united state of Korea, won a big victory in a battle with 500 Japanese vessels in the sea off Jinpho in Aug. 1380.
It was the first gun battle in the sea in the world, with such battle waged in Europe in 1571.
Quote:Book "Chiljongsan", Astronomical Heritage of Korean Nation
Pyongyang, March 11 (KCNA) -- From olden times, the Korean nation has made signal successes in the astronomical field, contributing to the development of the Eastern Culture.
It is well evidenced by "Chiljongsan", an astronomical book on the theory of the calendar.
The book in six volumes was completed in 1442 and printed in 1444.
Chiljong means the sun, the moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The book deals with the theory of positions and movements of heavenly bodies in a synthetic and systematic way. It is divided into interior and exterior parts, and each part is subdivided into small items.
The interior part tells about the method of setting the number of days for every month and the 24 divisions of the year, movements of the sun and the moon, method of setting the time by stars, method of deciding the lengths of the day and the night and other contents of the calendar theory which had been actually used in Korea. The calendar based on this theory had been used till the closing days of the feudal Joson dynasty (1392-1910).
The exterior part introduces the theory of the Arabic calendar. The theory was included in the book as a reference datum in making the calendar.
The book "Chiljongsan" showing Korea's astronomical development in the first half of the 15th century is a precious historical material in the study of the nation's astronomical development. -0-
Quote:Hyecho and the «Memoir of the pilgrimage to the five kingdoms of India»
주체107(2018)년 12월 1일
Hyecho (704–787), 慧超, Sanskrit: Prajñāvikrama; pinyin: Hui Chao, was a Buddhist monk from Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.
Hyecho studied esoteric Buddhism in Tang China, initially under Śubhakarasiṃha and then under the famous Indian monk Vajrabodhi who praised Hyecho as "one of six living persons who were well-trained in the five sections of the Buddhist canon."
On the advice of his Indian teachers in China, he set out for India in 723 to acquaint himself with the language and culture of the land of the Buddha.
During his journey to India, Hyecho wrote a travelogue in Chinese named Wang ocheonchukguk jeon (hanja: 往五天竺國傳) which means, "Memoir of the pilgrimage to the five kingdoms of India."
It is the first known overseas travelogue written in Chinese by a Korean and contains information about the political, cultural and economic customs of India and central Asia at that time. The five Indian kingdoms in the work's title refer to West, East, North, South and Central India. This scroll is estimated as the first East Asian travelogue to the Islamic world.
He went to the coastal countries and crossed Persia (Iran) to reach the region known as the Eastern Empire, before returning to China in the year 727.
Hyecho traveled most of his journey by road for several years, traveling a distance of about 10,000 km, recording in details his experiences.
It took Hyecho approximately four years to complete his journey. The travelogue contains much information on local diet, languages, climate, cultures, and political situations.
▲ 28. Hyejo's voyage, or the first ever Korean in history to have travelled from Korea to Persia.
Quote:North Korea to limit number of foreign visitors starting next week
March 12, 2019
North Korea plans to restrict the number of visitors to the country to 1,000 per day starting Monday, the state-run Global Times said, citing a source.
About 80 percent of foreigners visiting North Korea are from China, according to the report.
Quote:China said to cancel North Korea investment event after Hanoi summit
March 15, 2019
China canceled an investor relations meeting on North Korea, slated for early March in a border city, immediately after the second summit between the North and the United States ended in failure in Vietnam in late February, a source said Friday.
The source said the meeting on investing in North Korea was scheduled to be held at a hotel in Shenyang in Liaoning Province on March 2 under the sponsorship of a provincial association on the development of small businesses but didn't take place.
Quote:China strengthens visa controls of North Korean workers
March 14, 2019
According to the sources, China has recently toughened its visa control of employees of North Korean restaurants in border cities, including Dandong in Liaoning Province, by ordering workers whose visa expired to return home by the end of this month.
After the second summit between North Korea and the U.S. ended in failure in Vietnam in February, China's foreign ministry confirmed its commitment to implementing the U.N. sanctions on North Korea.
Quote:3320 khz Radio Pyongyang sends coded message
8:46 AM - 14 Mar 2019
Quote:The Fate of The North Korea-South Korea Joint Liaison Office
The meeting between the North and South Korea Joint Liaison Office, the main dialogue channel between the two Koreas, has not been held since the breakdown of the Hanoi Talks. No one from North Korea turned up for a meeting with Vice Unification Minister Cheon at Kaesong liaison office.
Quote:North Korea Holds Air-Raid Drills
March 18, 2019 09:54
North Korean authorities had been holding nationwide air-raid drills since Thursday to prepare for a U.S. attack.
"Authorities across North Korea are telling people to get ready for war preparations by the U.S. and South Korea," the source added.
A diplomatic source said, "Choe said that the military sent thousands of petitions imploring Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un not to give up nuclear weapons, which suggests there is considerable opposition in the military" to diplomacy with the U.S.
Quote:North Korea's top envoys to China, Russia, U.N. heading home
17:13 March 19, 2019
North Korea's ambassadors to China, Russia and the United Nations returned to Pyongyang on Tuesday, a source said, spurring speculation that Pyongyang could review its nuclear negotiating strategy following the breakdown of last month's summit with the United States.
According to the source, North Korean Ambassador to China Ji Jae Ryong, Ambassador to Russia Kim Hyong Jun and Kim Song, Pyongyang's top envoy to the U.N., headed to Pyongyang on an Air Koryo flight from Beijing on Tuesday afternoon. About 10 North Korean diplomats, including the ambassadors, were seen at the airport.
Quote:North Korea withdraws from inter-Korean liaison office
18:30 March 22, 2019
North Korean officials withdrew from an inter-Korean liaison office in the country's border city of Kaesong on Friday as the peace and denuclearization process reached a deadlock following last month's no-deal summit between the North and the United States.
North Korea notified South Korea during a liaison officers' meeting earlier in the day that it would pull out of the office, in accordance with a directive from the higher-ups, and then all North Korean officials, totaling about 15, left the building, the South's unification ministry said in a statement.
Quote:North Korea's Diplomats Return to Their Posts After Pyongyang Visit
North Korea's Ambassadors to China and the United Nations have arrived back in Beijing after visiting Pyongyang earlier in the week.
A diplomatic source says the diplomats' return to their host countries means that North Korea has decided on a new strategy toward the United States.
Quote:Activities related to solid-fuel missiles detected
March. 27, 2019 07:36,
South Korea and the U.S. military authorities are intensively monitoring North Korea after detecting communication signals that show activities related to solid-fuel missiles [...] in Shinheung, South Hamgyong province.
According to multiple government sources, military authorities of the two countries detected occasional transmission of communication signals related to missile activities in Shinheung from Monday to Tuesday and upgraded their surveillance of North Korea. The signals were detected through reconnaissance assets such as reconnaissance plane RC-136, which are dispatched to monitor signals of North Korea’s provocation.
Shinheung is an area where a launch site for Musudan missiles — medium range ballistic missiles and liquid-fuel missiles — used to be. The Shinheung area is now known to be using the site for a solid-fuel missile assembly factory and a base for other missiles instead of Musudan that failed in test launches multiple times.
Because of this, South Korea and the U.S. were concerned when the North secured solid-fuel missiles starting with the test launch of submarine launched ballistic missile Polaris-1 in 2016 and medium range ballistic missile Polaris-2 upbuilt as a ground-based missile in 2017.
Some analyze that the signals come from telemetry, which is on-site remote measuring equipment operated during the preparations for missile launches. “North Korea is sending out a warning message that it could launch solid-fuel missiles
Quote:North Korea almost completes work to restore long-range rocket launch site: NIS
March 29, 2019 ; 20:01
Pyongyang launched work to restore the launch pad there in February, before the United States and North Korea held a summit later that month in Hanoi,
North Korea has almost completed restoration work on its key long-range rocket launch site in Dongchang-ri, on the west coast, South Korea's spy agency said Friday.
Quote:U.S. missile-tracking plane arrives in Okinawa
A U.S. reconnaissance aircraft specialized in observing ballistic missiles arrived at a U.S. air base in Okinawa, Japan, on Saturday, fueling speculation that a North Korean rocket launch may be imminent.
According to Aircraft Spots, a Twitter account that tracks military aircraft worldwide, a U.S. Air Force RC-135S plane was seen arriving at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday after departing from a U.S. military base in the Indian Ocean earlier that same day.
The U.S. Air Force only has three Boeing RC-135Ss in operation, which were deployed to Kadena in rotation in 2017 when the North test-fired more than a dozen missiles over a span of several months.
The spy planes - known as Cobra Ball - are equipped with radar, infrared and visible spectrum cameras that can track ballistic missiles - and the possible warheads or satellites attached to them - in their final phase of flight.
The plane in question is believed to have been redirected from the island base at Diego Garcia to Okinawa after observing an anti-satellite missile test by the Indian military on Thursday.
While these planes’ transponders are usually turned off during military operations to avoid detection, this most recent deployment could have been intentionally left visible by the United States.
The last time Cobra Ball planes were spotted near the Korean Peninsula was on Nov. 29, 2017 - the last time North Korea tested its Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The missile is believed to have the theoretical capacity of reaching the U.S. mainland.
Analysts say the deployment of the RC-135S - and possibly those of an E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System and RC-12X intelligence aircraft to Osan airbase on March 18 - could be preparation by the United States in the event of a rocket launch by Pyongyang.
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▲ 29. U.S. RC-135S Cobra Ball ready to witness the epoch-making Day of The Sun 2019 space launch!
Quote:North Korea’s missile[space] launch could happen anytime
North Korea could be on the brink of a missile launch from a pad on its western coast, said a South Korean official on Monday.
Backing up a briefing made by Seoul’s spy chief, Suh Hoon, at South Korea’s National Assembly last Friday, the official said the North Korea’s reconstruction of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, which started in February, is effectively complete, and a launch only needs a go-ahead from leader Kim Jong Un.
Quote:민족의 존엄을 만방에 빛내이시는 절세의 위인
주체108(2019)년 4월 3일
The first session of the 14th session of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will take place in Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK, on April 11, 2019.
The greatness of the nation depends on the greatness of the leader.
We will have victory and glory on the road ahead of our nation, with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
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▲ 28. 민족의 존엄을 만방에 빛내이시는 절세의 위인. 주체108(2019)년 4월 3일
Quote:Who says a satellite launch is imminent? [개벽예감190] 누가 위성발사가 임박했다고 말하는가?
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▲ 30. 1395 star map based on a Goguryeo Kingdom era (37 BC–668 AD) sky map.
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▲ 31. Article of DPRKTODAY.com, published on 5 April 2019 with the same star map as hint. 세계적으로 가장 오랜 별자리그림 ; 주체108(2019)년 4월 5일
Quote:Kim Jong Un will make announcement on nuke talks soon
Deputy foreign minister Choe Son Hui added the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon announce the country's detailed action plans