Dec 5, 2012
North Korea has completed pre-launch assembly of all three stages of a long-range rocket for a flight later this month, media reports said on Wednesday, in defiance of international calls to call off the operation.
“North Korea is believed to have completed installation of a long-range rocket on the launch pad” in the country’s northwest, a government official told South Korea‚Äôs Yonhap news agency. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity said the rocket may be launched between December 10 and 12.
Pyonyang also needs to install “a rocket tracking radar, telemetry equipment and camera systems”, KBS radio station reported on its website. North Korea announced last weekend that the launch has been scheduled for sometime between December 10 and 22.
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 6:10 am