Sohae Launch Facility

North Korea launches rocket

North Korea launched a rocket from the Sohae Satellite Launch Center at 0031 UTC on Sunday. First indications are that the launch was successful, with the first and second stages of the rocket and the satellite fairing falling into the broad areas of the sea they…


All systems go? DPRK brings forward launch window

North Korea has brought forward and shortened the launch window for its Kwangmyongsong satellite — a strong sign of confidence that the rocket is ready to launch and good weather is expected. Originally the country had told international shipping, aviation and telecommunications organizations that the…


Rocket fuelling could have begun at Sohae

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Satellite images taken this week of North Korea’s Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity that has been seen in the past one to two weeks before a rocket launch, a U.S. think tank said on Friday. North…


Activity seen at east, west launch sites

A mobile launcher for a ballistic missile has been detected on the move in the eastern part of North Korea, Japan’s NHK television said Thursday. The report didn’t specify the precise area, but the region is home to the Tonghae launch site. Tonghae was North…



North Korea launches rocket

So much for delays, technical problems and bad weather. (And so much for satellite imagery analysis!) North Korea launched its rocket on Wednesday morning local time at a little before 10am in the morning, according to reports from regional governments. The missile was launched from…



Just In: Monday Satellite Image of Sohae

The latest satellite imagery of North Korea’s Sohae-ri Launch Facility is in from GeoEye and adds weight to possibility that weather is causing problems at the launch pad. The image, taken earlier Monday, shows a blanket of snow covering most of the launch facility. Visible…


DPRK extends satellite launch window

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…