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Re: North Korea Missile





On Tue, 15 Sep 1998, Dan James wrote:

> Greetings all from NN0DJ............
> 
> Here is a story the Morrock News Service carried today: 
> 
> U.S. SAYS NO. KOREA `MISSILE' WAS SATELLITE: When
> a North Korean rocket flew over Japan and splashed
> into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. and other nations
> accused North Korea of provoking potential conflict by
> test-firing a missile. North Korea insisted that the
> device was a not a weapon but a rocket  carrying the
> country's first satellite into orbit. Now the U.S. has
> moderated its position, agreeing that the two-stage
> rocket launched Aug. 31 did carry a  satellite instead
> of a warhead, but insisting that it crashed instead of
> achieving orbit.--MORROCK NEWS SERVICE  
> 
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An even better look at this is in the most recent issue of "Aviation Week
and Space Technology". In there, the Air Force still isn't saying it
was a satellite launch attempt, but Geoffry Perry, of the Kettering Group,
makes a good case for it having been, and maybe even having been
successful. Kinda interesting....

Later,
Andy
WD9IYT


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