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North Korean "Bird"?




Have you heard any signal from the first North Korean
bird?

Broadcast of North Korea reports that they launched
a satellite named "Unban (spell?)" meaning "silver plate"?
on Aug. 31st with a a multi stage (3stages) launch vehicle.

It reports;

Launch        1998 Aug 31 12h  7m (Korea time UTC+9)
from North Korea at 86degrees (does not mean inclination). 
Separation          ,,          12h11m53s

Perigee height    218.82Km
Apogee height  6,978.2Km
Period              165.1sec

Beacon             27Mhz (broadcasting music and morse code)
No information about mode of modulation.

73,

Tak
ja2pki@amsat.org

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