Korean media said North Korea may launch a satellite near the base of Yongbyon nuclear facilities
Korea satellite launch plan announced on the 16th “star light -3″ satellite “West Space Center launch in April. A caused by the strong concern of the Korean media for the launch base, on the 17th, the disclosure of the Dong-a Ilbo, “West Space Center is actually a long-range missile launch base in Korea’s well-known East Wharf. This base near China’s special geographical position also led to the speculation of the Korean media.
Korean media were concerned about where Korean satellite launch
Dong-a Ilbo reported that “the West Sea Space Center” actual long-range missiles to North Korea’s east barn launch base. The Tieshan county in North Pyongan, in the base and head toward the West Sea (Yellow Sea), 80 km away from the straight-line distance of the China-DPRK border to the mouth of the Yalu River, however, quite sensitive to the strategic location.
South Korea, “Chosun Ilbo” previously disclosed, said the East Wharf with North Korea early years of frequent test-fired missiles and launch vehicles Musudan are in charge of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, 842 troops (so-called missile guidance Authority “) responsible for the construction and operation of the light star on the 3rd leading unit of the satellite launch – North Korea space Technical Committee is only nominal.
Dong-a Ilbo, “said East barn base has been no precedent for firing missiles. Sanin holes weapons factory near Pyongyang North Korea in 2006 will be outside speculated as intercontinental Taepodong 2 transferred to the base of the East Wharf, but no actual launch.
Korea Central Daily News 19 reports that North Korea from missile base in the East Wharf, began construction in 2000 and basically completed in 2008. Dong-a Ilbo claimed that North Korea’s east warehouse base in military technology with the best conditions to launch long-range missiles carrying nuclear warheads. East Wharf from the Yongbyon nuclear facilities in the park more than 70 kilometers, more than two hundred kilometers away from the missile production factory near Pyongyang, transport and the combination of nuclear warheads and long-range missiles only need one day is enough. With the military train from Pyongyang before shipping missiles to Musudan base takes 4-5 days.the why
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about the East Wharf, the U.S. and South Korea already pay close attention. Dong-a Ilbo said the launch pad 10-storey units, engine combustion test hole, the ground control and other components of the base in the east barn in size than the Musudan park about three times larger, more modern facilities . Especially in the core stage of the missile launch preparations – liquid fuel injected into the process completed in the underground automatic, can avoid the U.S. spy satellite “closely monitored”. Because most of the facilities are automated, with the ability to launch missiles in a short time.the
The article said that the launch missile base in the East Wharf will not be through Japanese airspace, the advancement of the body or debris of the missile landed in the coast of China and Japan is unlikely. Moreover, the base of the east barn military response to the ROK-US team from Korea and China – the Yalu River, the straight-line distance of less than 80 km from the border, the situation is not easy. ROK-US team carry out precision strikes or air blasting is likely to face strong opposition.
Korea and the U.S. want to salvage the wreckage of the DPRK rocket
in North Korea announced a satellite launch program, neighboring countries have been doing to respond to the plan. According to the Korea Niuxi Si news agency reported on the 19th, the ROK-US party has decided, if North Korea really launch next month “star light on the 3rd, then Korea and the U.S. will be deployed Aegis destroyers rocket trajectory detection and salvage a Korea rocket debris, to confirm that the North Korean missile technology in the end developed and to what extent. According to the notification of Korea to international organizations, its a rocket debris will fall on the Korean side of the mountain 140 km west of the peninsula waters.
In contrast, Japan’s program is more “radical”. Japan’s Kyodo News reported on the 19th, Japan’s defense Tanaka Naoki day to attend the meeting of the Senate Budget Committee, said that if the North Korean rocket flying enhanced by the possibility of Japanese airspace will be considered command Self-Defense Forces to intercept destruction. Tanaka also said that, specific interception consider using the “Patriot” anti-aircraft missiles and Aegis ship with anti-missile capability.
The Dong-a Ilbo, “Korea election launched in the East Wharf, one of the reasons is unlikely to intercept his country. The article said that the Musudan Park missiles fired because of a high degree of low take-off early, very likely in the East China Sea by the United States and Japan destroyers fired SM-3 missile to intercept launched from the East Wharf, then flew to North Korea over the height of will improve, reduce the possibility of interception. (Gang newspaper, special correspondent of the newspaper in South Korea, special correspondent Qiuyuan Chuan)