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Expert: DPRK is completing the development of two satellites

North Korea is completing the development of a remote sensing satellite and a communications satellite weighing more than a ton, told RIA News expert of the DPRK nuclear missile program, Vladimir Khrustalev, who was in the DPRK at the invitation of the local side.

Expert: DPRK is completing the development of two satellites

We were told at a meeting in Pyongyang about promising projects in the field of satellites. The first is an Earth remote sensing satellite. Of the parameters were reported weight - more than 100 kilogram and the resolution of the observation equipment of the order of several meters. The second is a communications satellite weighing "more than a ton" and planned for decommissioning and operation in a geostationary orbit. Currently, the development of these is almost complete. These works are performed as part of the annual plan for 2017.
- said the expert.

According to Khrustalev, from the Korean side, the meeting was attended by representatives of the structure responsible for promising programs in the field of spacecraft - the head of the department Kim Jong Oh and the head of the department Kim Chor.

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Vladimir Khrustalev
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  1. svp67
    svp67 8 December 2017 11: 45
    North Korea completes development of Earth remote sensing satellite and communications satellite weighing more than a ton
    That is, for space reconnaissance and organization of communications ... The main thing is that they would launch them AFTER the Olympics, otherwise ...
    1. Sail
      Sail 8 December 2017 11: 47
      laughing And now we have this Olympics fellow
      1. svp67
        svp67 8 December 2017 11: 50
        Quote: Segel
        And now we have this Olympics

        Yes, how to say ... No wonder the Americans decide to go to her or not. They will take advantage of these starts as a pretext for starting the war and how many countries will immediately find themselves in the enemies of the DPRK, if they immediately die from their side, from among the best athletes and tourists. And our Primorye is VERY close, and then Vladivostok ....
        1. The black
          The black 8 December 2017 12: 17
          Prepare for the Olympics, heartfelt wassat
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 8 December 2017 13: 26
            Quote: svp67
            That is, for space scouts

            What kind of intelligence? It is said - sounding!
            Intelligence is good. And for the bad, it's espionage. North Korea has sounding.
    2. newcomer
      newcomer 8 December 2017 11: 53
      what's the difference when they launch? our flag, coat of arms with a hymn will not be there. true hockey players are great, they applied for the name of the team “Krsanaya Mashina” with the accompanying design of the uniform. the Yankees were not at all determined to go or not, but as soon as they refuse to go, then you can think about it. the launch of the satellite all the more will not be from the territory of the DPRK.
    3. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 8 December 2017 11: 54
      The second is a communications satellite weighing more than a ton.
      Which is planned at the time of "H" drop to Washington. Something like this may sound like the reaction of the American media to this statement.
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 8 December 2017 13: 30
        Far from the geostationary "drop". This is not less than half an hour, and even in a space perfectly visible by radars. Communication satellite is.
    4. Kent0001
      Kent0001 8 December 2017 13: 09
      and each of them has a warhead (well, just in case, if anything can be dropped in the USA).
  2. Egorovich
    Egorovich 8 December 2017 11: 50
    To spite everyone, the country of UNA is systematically becoming a space power. Well done North Koreans!
  3. Ren
    Ren 8 December 2017 12: 03
    Analyzing news from North Korea:
    3 September 2017 of
    Pyongyang conducted the sixth nuclear test. South Korean defense minister Song Yong-Mu said North Korea has managed to reduce its nuclear charge up to 500 kg.
    November 28 21017 city
    The tests were carried out on the personal orders of the head of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un, in response to the hostile policies pursued by Washington. The entire US territory is in the zone of destruction of the new Hwason-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, ”North Korean television reported.
    The missile was launched along the so-called hinged path - almost vertically to reduce the flight range. And in normal mode, that is, on a normal, trajectory, she could overcome about 13 thousand kilometers
    8th of December 2017
    communication satellite weighing "more tons"and planned for withdrawal and operation in geostationary orbit.
  4. PalBor
    PalBor 8 December 2017 12: 23
    I wonder what our guy was doing there, or did the Korean comrades use it only to voice the next hints to the Americans?
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 8 December 2017 14: 15
      Quote: PalBor
      I wonder what our guy was doing there?

      So, contacts occur regularly, at various levels.
      Quote: PalBor
      used it only to voice the next hints to the Americans?

      And their "hints" literally yesterday voiced by Sergey Lavrov: they are ready for dialogue under security guarantees. And note - this was not stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC, but namely Russia.
  5. zivXP
    zivXP 8 December 2017 13: 06
    resolution of surveillance equipment of the order of several meters

    Serious specialists work for them
  6. Freeman
    Freeman 8 December 2017 13: 16
    fellow Ah well done, Kim! Turned out!
    And who now dares to impose sanctions on him ?!
    Now he is not testing the ICBMs, but is mastering the cosmos.
    1. forty-eighth
      forty-eighth 9 December 2017 11: 13
      He has been exploring space for a long time. Already from the heels of satellites brought to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Maybe luck will smile this time ...
  7. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 8 December 2017 14: 27
    Let's just rejoice for the North Koreans ... Well done
  8. Litvinov
    Litvinov 8 December 2017 21: 10
    Meanwhile, the gentlemen from the civilized world are trying to find hostages from the DPRK.

    "Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), plans to visit Pyongyang to discuss the possibility of North Korean athletes participating in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the KBS television channel reported citing a source in the South Korean government."

    From news feeds.
  9. Old26
    Old26 8 December 2017 22: 31
    Quote: Ren
    a communications satellite weighing more than a ton and planned to be launched and operated in geostationary orbit.

    Vague doubts torment me. We have the Dnieper carrier, created on the basis of the R-36M UTTX, capable of bringing 500 kg to the geostationary station. Zenit is able to bring to the geostationary from 600 kg to 2,5 tons. And then their most powerful Eunhy-3 (launching about 100 tons) displayed 100 kg per 500 km, and then immediately the satellite more than 1 ton and to the geostationary station? I DO NOT BELIEVE