U.S. launches new satellites can be used to monitor the missile in North Korea
United States,” Delta 4 (Delta Ⅳ) “local time on January 20 rocket carrying reconnaissance satellites in the KH-11 Vandenberg Air Force Base in California launched. KH-11 satellite [s image]
South Korea,” Chosun Ilbo “reported Jan. 22 that the United States to use the largest 20″ Delta 4 (Delta Ⅳ) “will be a rocket “KH-11″ spy satellite into space. United States through the satellite can monitor North Korean missile.
quoted U.S. Cable News Network (CNN) reported that “carrying the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite KH-11 Delta 4 rocket at the local time at 13:10 on the 20th Xu in California Vandenberg Air Force Base launch, the rocket 23 floors high. Delta 4 rocket propulsion equivalent of 33 Hoover Dam, Arizona, the power output. “
the day of the rocket, the most concern is the rocket carrying the KH-11 reconnaissance satellite. Satellite observers Moer Ke Chan told CNN, “the United States through the KH-11 reconnaissance satellite, can be clearly observed in North Korea on the launch pad within the frame of the new missile.”
reported, KH is the meaning ” Keyhole “(keyhole) acronym refers to the Lockheed – Martin manufactured from 1976 launch of the electrical optical reconnaissance satellites. U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Web site, the launch of the KH-11 Keyhole series is the latest rocket, Obama took office in April 2009 the U.S. government recognizes the KH-11 reconnaissance satellite of the fifth generation.
the satellite in Earth orbit 200 km above the Earth’s surface taken into fist-sized objects. The satellite automatically transmitted to the ground-based definition as much as the Hubble Space Telescope pictures. (Julia Tan)