[amsat-bb] Re: North Korea

Ben Jackson bbj at innismir.net
Tue Dec 11 20:30:21 PST 2012

On 12/11/2012 11:04 PM, Gary "Joe" Mayfield wrote:
> They claim to have orbited a satellite.  Is it in orbit?  Anyone have any
> info?

NORAD said they made it:

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense 
Command officials acknowledged today that U.S. missile warning systems 
detected and tracked the launch of a North Korean missile at 7:49 p.m. 
EST. The missile was tracked on a southerly azimuth. Initial indications 
are that the first stage fell into the Yellow Sea. The second stage was 
assessed to fall into the Philippine Sea. Initial indications are that 
the missile deployed an object that appeared to achieve orbit. At no 
time was the missile or the resultant debris a threat to North America.


Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/

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