North Korea's Unha 3 space launch
Source:NIAS Report, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Number 978-81-87663-63-8, Bangalore (2012)
A major topic that grabbed international media attention recently related to North Korea's attempted launch of a 100kg satellite into a 500km polar orbit. This launch was North Korea's fourth attempt to put a satellite into earth orbit. three other attempts in 1999, 2006 and 2009 all ended in failure. According to North Korea the current launch is a part of the country's plans to use space for developmental purposes.
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