Air traffic warned of rocket drop zone
Aircraft flying between The Philippines and Japan are being cautioned that three air routes cross the area in which part of North Korea’s Unha-3 rocket is expected to fall to land.
The area is identical to the “second stage falling area” that was notified to international maritime authorities earlier this week. The Unha-3 rocket is a two-stage design and one part is expected to drop into the sea to the west of South Korea with the other falling near The Philippines.
The air routes affected are A582, which goes from Jomalig island off the eastern coast of Mindanao to Japan’s Kyushu island via Miyako island; A590, which goes from Jomalig to just south of Tokyo; and R597, which feeds on to both preceding air routes from Calabarzon City, north of Manila (see map, below).
The message advises pilots to “exercise caution navigating airways A582, R597 and A590 that traverse a satellite launching falling area.” The launch time matches that provided to the IMO: 7am to noon local time (2200 to 0300 GMT) from April 12th to 16th.
The advisory is standard practice for any rocket launch that could impact civilian transportation. In announcing its rocket launch plans last week, North Korea said it has notified the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Maritime Organization and the International Telecommunication Union.
The full “Notice to Airmen” (NOTAM) message is below:
B0372/12 NOTAMN Q) RPHI/QRALW/IV/NBO/W /000/999/1716N12415E134 A) RPHI B) 1204112200 C) 1204160300 D) DAILY 2200-0300 E) EXER CTN WHEN NAVIGATING ON AIRWAYS A582, R597, A590 THAT TRAVERSE SATELLITE LAUNCHING FALLING AREA BOUNDED BY THE FLW COORD: FM POINT 19 24 32N 123 54 26E 19 23 08N 124 45 13E 15 08 19N 124 46 15E 15 09 35N 123 45 27E TO ORIGIN F) SFC G) UNL CREATED: 21 Mar 2012 09:56:00 SOURCE: EUECYIYN
And here’s the map:
View Larger Map
|Print article||This entry was posted by Martyn Williams on March 22, 2012 at 02:36, and is filed under Space. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.|
No comments yet.
- Air traffic warned of rocket drop zone | NK News
- North Korean Economy Watch » Blog Archive » DPRK announces another “satellite” launch
- DPRK announces another “satellite” launch | Korea Watch
- More aviation warnings for rocket launch | NK News
- North Korean Economy Watch » Blog Archive » Kwangmyongsong-3 rocket launch compendium
- North Korean Economy Watch » Blog Archive » Unha 3 rocket launch compendium
about 7 months ago - No comments
North Korea’s Minju Joson newspaper on Saturday criticized the recent launch of a new spy satellite by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, according to a report on the state-run Korea Central News Agency. The classified satellite, called NROL-65, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on August 28 into an orbit that is used…
about 1 year ago - 3 comments
The DPRK has submitted registration papers for the recently launched Kwangmyongsong 3-2 satellite to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. The papers were dated January 24 but were only made available this week by the Vienna-based organization. They were submitted by the DPRK’s diplomatic mission in the city. They don’t provide any new…
about 1 year ago - 7 comments
North Korea’s Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite, launched on December 12 but apparently silent ever since, has been captured on video by a South African satellite watcher. [UPDATED: See below] Greg Roberts posted several video clips on YouTube that show reflections of light from the sides the satellite as it orbits the Earth. The clips are from December…
about 1 year ago - 24 comments
It’s been a few days since North Korea put a satellite into space — a massive technological step for the country and something widely condemned by other countries — but we’re still not much closer to knowing anything about what’s up in space. It only took a few hours for North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD),…
about 1 year ago - 4 comments
North Korea’s international radio broadcaster, the Voice of Korea, carried two items in English on Wednesday announcing the rocket launch. The first led the news bulletin and was just over two minutes long: The second, announced over a musical bed, was about 3 minutes long and came at the end of the hour-long broadcast: Both…
about 1 year ago - 2 comments
U.S. Space Command is tracking three objects in orbit that apparently came from today’s North Korean rocket launch. The primary object is thought to be the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite. It’s been given the satellite catalog number 39026 and the international designator 12-072A — both identifications that help keep sorted the catalogs of satellites and junk in…
about 1 year ago - 2 comments
The North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, says it tracked the North Korean rocket launch and that it appears to have placed an object in orbit. Here’s the statement, issued out of Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, NORAD said: North American Aerospace Defense Command officials acknowledged today that U.S. missile warning systems…
about 1 year ago - 5 comments
North Korea’s state media has claimed success in its attempt to put a satellite in orbit. Here’s the KCNA bulletin that ran just after noon local time: The second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 successfully lifted off from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province by carrier rocket Unha-3 on Wednesday. The satellite…
about 1 year ago - 1 comment
A NorthKoreaTech/38 North exclusive, with contributions by Nick Hansen and Michelle Kae New GeoEye satellite imagery from December 10 shows activity at North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Tongchang-ri) related to the removal of the Unha rocket from the launch pad, a process that is probably still underway and will not be completed before December…
about 1 year ago - No comments
North Korea has extended the launch window for its Unha rocket, a day after saying they were looking to “readjust the launch timing.” The rocket was originally scheduled to launch sometime in a two week window from December 10 and 22nd. The DPRK’s Korean Committee for Space Technology now say the launch window will run an…