About those South Korean lawmaker’s comments on satellite weight

There’s some pretty startling and definitive comments being carried in the South Korean media, apparently uttered by Lee Cheol-woo of the ruling Saenuri Party after an intelligence briefing on Sunday. Yonhap quotes lawmakers as saying the National Intelligence Service told them the satellite is presumed to weigh 200 kilograms,…

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THAAD deployment ‘at the earliest possible date’

Discussions between the U.S. and South Korea on deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system will begin as soon as this week towards deploying it “at the earliest possible date,” assuming an agreement is reached, the Department of Defense said on Monday….


Here’s what we know about Kwangmyongsong-4 so far

North Korea’s Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite is up in space and orbiting the globe. The country’s media said the launch took place a 0030 UTC on Sunday — something that matched with detection of the launch at around 0031 UTC. The rocket appeared to keep largely to its intended…



U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea, vows action

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest rocket launch and promised to take punitive steps, while Washington vowed to ensure the 15-nation body imposed “serious consequences” on Pyongyang as soon as possible. “The…



North Korea claims satellite success, US confirms object in orbit

North Korea says it successfully launched a satellite on Sunday morning and a U.S. military space monitoring system confirms it did put something into space. The launch of the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite took place at 0030 UTC, according to state media, which said it entered its orbit 9 minutes and…