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Report: NKorea Readying Ballistic Missile Launch Ahead of US-SKorea Drill

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 Ukshep    25,452

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.

The US navy said Friday that a US aircraft carrier will lead the drill in the coming week, a fresh show of force against North Korea as tensions soar over the hermit state’s weapons programme.

The move will likely rile Pyongyang which has previously responded angrily to joint exercises.

The Donga Ilbo daily, quoting a government source, said satellite pictures show ballistic missiles mounted on launchers being transported out of hangars near Pyongyang and in the North Phyongan Province.

http://www.france24.com/en/20171014-n-korea-readies-missile-launch-ahead-us-korea-drill-report

Articles are starting to come out.... New move soon maybe even if only noise! It's usually how this goes down!

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 COBO Member    4,311
27 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

Articles are starting to come out.... New move soon maybe even if only noise! It's usually how this goes down!

The official line as advertised a couple weeks back is a joint US Carrier drill with anti-sub warfare mixed in. Recall the USS Michigan post. As I said maybe 1-2wks back...sched'd loosely around the 20th.

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 askakido    329

Meanwhile (well, a few years ago... ) http://www.space-travel.com/reports/South_Korean_rocket_launch_suspended_999.html

I "like" these parts of that link's article:

"The KSLV-1 has a first stage manufactured by Russia and a solid-fuel second stage built by South Korea."

"Soon after joining the Missile Technology Control Regime in 2001, South Korea made Russia its main space partner."

 

http://www.astronautix.com/n/naro-1.html Shows a diagram of a KSLV-1 (as of 2005) design.    If S.K. were to do the same 4 around 1 booster configuration, the S.K. would have something like Soyuz (or at least Mercury and Gemini) for manned launches into L.E.O. and well, serious MIRV nukes if it built any of their own.  Why should N.K., China, India, and Russia, have all the fun?

The ASIAN space projects are getting more cozy with each other now that the B.R.I.C.S. are coming on line, dampening the soggy oily paper of the so called "petro-dollar'.

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, askakido said:

"Soon after joining the Missile Technology Control Regime in 2001, South Korea made Russia its main space partner."

For all intents and purposes, so is the US. At least for anything to do with getting people to the ISS.

Mentioned Wallops facility just north of here in some thread. They've got an ISS supply launch sched'd in the near future.

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 askakido    329
8 minutes ago, COBO Member said:

For all intents and purposes, so is the US. At least for anything to do with getting people to the ISS.

Mentioned Wallops facility just north of here in some thread. They've got an ISS supply launch sched'd in the near future.

Yes, they do at Wallops.  Looking into the Sierra Nevada corp and its Dream Chaser space shuttle ( http://www.sncspace.com/AboutUs/NewsDetails/3811 )  The U.S. Government in partnership with the United Nations space program is sharing in a way that many nations will be able to get their own hitch on the Dream Chaser.  And that includes Russia, China, India, the U.K., etc. etc. etc.   It is worth keeping the eye on this partnership... but in a way it just makes the Warmonger Empires' Emperors, that those Emperors have no cloths -- in a way -- the warring and warmongering is just another way to get the international private central banks a huge part of the pie -- we become the 1% , the lower 1%, if the private central banks get their way. One reason for "the Huff and Puff and bring your house down" posturing of the likes of the U.S. and the N.K.  

 

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 askakido    329
24 minutes ago, COBO Member said:

For all intents and purposes, so is the US. At least for anything to do with getting people to the ISS.

Mentioned Wallops facility just north of here in some thread. They've got an ISS supply launch sched'd in the near future.

A coming scheduled launch at Wallops Island for Orbital ATK's CRS-8 Cygnus cargo spacecraft launching atop their Antares Rocket, currently targeted for 8:03 a.m. EDT, November 10, from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  ( https://www.nasa.gov/social/antares-oa8-social  ) also https://www.nasa.gov/launchschedule/ for other upcoming NASA launches.

One interested can go back through the launch archives to discover when the most recent Wallops launches were, succesfull or not. (but I don't have a link for that info atm busy sleuthing other things, here.)

 

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25 minutes ago, askakido said:

Yes, they do at Wallops.  Looking into the Sierra Nevada corp and its Dream Chaser space shuttle ( http://www.sncspace.com/AboutUs/NewsDetails/3811 )  The U.S. Government in partnership with the United Nations space program is sharing in a way that many nations will be able to get their own hitch on the Dream Chaser.  And that includes Russia, China, India, the U.K., etc. etc. etc.   It is worth keeping the eye on this partnership... but in a way it just makes the Warmonger Empires' Emperors, that those Emperors have no cloths -- in a way -- the warring and warmongering is just another way to get the international private central banks a huge part of the pie -- we become the 1% , the lower 1%, if the private central banks get their way. One reason for "the Huff and Puff and bring your house down" posturing of the likes of the U.S. and the N.K.  

 

Oh yeah, I'd never try to argue the MIC is non-existant. My point being that's where the majority of our tech evolved from.

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16 minutes ago, askakido said:

A coming scheduled launch at Wallops Island for Orbital ATK's CRS-8 Cygnus cargo spacecraft launching atop their Antares Rocket, currently targeted for 8:03 a.m. EDT, November 10, from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  ( https://www.nasa.gov/social/antares-oa8-social  ) also https://www.nasa.gov/launchschedule/ for other upcoming NASA launches.

One interested can go back through the launch archives to discover when the most recent Wallops launches were, succesfull or not. (but I don't have a link for that info atm busy sleuthing other things, here.)

 

Thanks! I was just mentioning my need to get on the north end of the CBBT with my camera. I'll bet I could get a decent time exp of a launch at night. Plus, I've been reading that seals are starting to gather on the rocks at that end of the tunnel.

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