China launches Yaogan XIX remote-sensing satellite

China launches Yaogan XIX remote-sensing satellite

The Yaogan XIX remote-sensing satellite is launched on the back of a Long March 4C carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China’s Shanxi Province, Nov. 20, 2013. Successfully launched on Wednesday, the satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and […]

DPRK denounces U.S.for double standards on rocket launches

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday criticized the United States for employing double standards on the DPRK’s space program and South Korea’s rocket launch. “The U.S. unconditional criticism of our satellite launch and its unconditional approval of a satellite launch by the South are at the height of double standards,” an unidentified […]

China urges UNSC calm on DPRK satellite

China on Monday called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to react calmly to the recent satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). “China maintains that the UNSC’s reaction be prudent and moderate, work for the peace and stability of the (Korean) Peninsula and avoid the progressive escalation of tensions,” Foreign […]

China successfully launches Turkish satellite

China successfully launches Turkish satellite

A Turkish Earth observation satellite was successfully sent into space from northwest China early on Wednesday morning, marking the completion of this year’s space launches. A statement released by the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert said the Turkish satellite, the GK-2, was launched at 12:13 a.m. and was delivered into its […]

International community considers response to N. Korea

International community considers response to N. Korea

It is still not clear if the satellite North Korea placed into orbit Wednesday is properly functioning. Meanwhile, the international community is still contemplating what action to take against the isolated and impoverished state, which conducted the launch in defiance of previous United Nations resolutions. South Korea has announced no immediate additional measures against the […]

China keeping close watch on DPRK launch

China has reiterated that it is paying close attention to the DPRK‘s satellite launch plan. The statement was a response to reports that Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi had a phone call with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on December 7th. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei says that China maintains communication with […]

DPRK says it successfully launched controversial long-range rocket

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Wednesday it successfully fired off a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite, defying expectations that technical problems might delay or even call off the mission that has drawn international attention. “The second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 successfully lifted off from the Sohae Space Center by carrier rocket […]

DPRK launches long-range rocket, first stage falls into Yellow Sea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired off a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite Wednesday, defying expectations that technical problems might delay the mission that drew international attention. The move comes after the authorities here said the DPRK seems to have removed the three-stage rocket form the launch pad in an apparent attempt […]

Russia to monitor DPRK’s satellite launch

Russia will monitor a planned satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) but sees no reason to put on alert its own missile defense, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Oleg Ostapenko said Tuesday. When asked by Interfax news agency if the Russia’s air defense units in the Far East will be put on […]

DPRK seems to be disassembling long-range rocket

Satellite images show the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) seems to be disassembling a long- range rocket it was planning to put a satellite into orbit, local broadcaster YTN reported Tuesday. South Korean and U.S. forces are currently analyzing satellite images, an unspecified government source told YTN, adding the DPRK might be trying to […]

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