Analysis of North Korea’s February 2016 Successful Space Launch

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<p>The Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (<span data-scayt_word="DPRK" data-scaytid="1">DPRK</span>) or North Korea succeeded in placing a 100 kg Earth Observation (<span data-scayt_word="EO" data-scaytid="3">EO</span>) satellite <span data-scayt_word="Kwangmyongsong-4" data-scaytid="4">Kwangmyongsong-4</span> into a Sun Synchronous Orbit (<span data-scayt_word="SSO" data-scaytid="5">SSO</span>) on February 7, 2016. As it had done in earlier launches, the <span data-scayt_word="DPRK" data-scaytid="2">DPRK</span> used its <span data-scayt_word="Unha-3" data-scaytid="6">Unha-3</span> launch vehicle for the latest mission. The launch was conducted from the <span data-scayt_word="Sohae" data-scaytid="7">Sohae</span> Space Center in <span data-scayt_word="Ch’o’lsan" data-scaytid="8">Ch’o’lsan</span> County, North Pyongyang Province.</p>