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Originally posted by realboogyman
reply to post by TwiTcHomatic
I understand but with it being fueled and on the pad, and the MIGS on standby it has me worried.
And yes I hope they rethink it but, then again Kimmy has his mind made up i believe
Apr 4, 2009, 3:52 GMT
Tokyo - North Korea has not gone ahead with a planned rocket launch yet, the Japanese government said Saturday, correcting earlier reports of a launch.
Initial information about a launch had proved erroneous, Japan's NHK television said, quoting government sources.
Japan retracted the warning about five minutes after it initially sent out the news at 12:30 (0330 GMT).
North Korea has completed preparations for what it calls a communications satellite to be launched 'soon,' Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said.
The communist state had announced plans to launch a communication satellite between Saturday and Wednesday, but the United States, Japan and South Korea fear the rocket launch may serve as a cover for testing a long-rang ballistic missile.
Washington and Seoul suspect Pyongyang is actually preparing to test a Taepodong-2 missile that could theoretically reach Alaska and carry a nuclear warhead. Its first test of such a missile in 2006 failed.
(CNN) Updated 20 minutes ago-- North Korea has completed preparations for launching what it says is "an experimental communications satellite," the reclusive nation's state news agency reported early Saturday.
Originally posted by fooffstarr
[But if the weather is clear and the rocket is primed then there is really no reason not to launch it.
The Meteorological Agency has conducted a weather forecast for the area around North Korea's Musudan-ri base due to concerns over Pyongyang's planned launch of a long-range ballistic missile. The agency, which does not usually announce weather forecasts for the Korean Peninsula, says the weather around Musudan-ri will be cloudy early Saturday and will turn fine later the same day. North Korea has scheduled a missile launch for between Saturday and Wednesday, claiming it intends to put an experimental communications satellite into orbit. Following the announcement of the weather forecast, a Defense Ministry official said it was possible the launch could take place Saturday. Based on the predictions of a weather supercomputer, the weather for the area around the Sea of Japan facing the Musudan-ri base area between Saturday and Wednesday is expected to be cloudy over a wide area. But fine weather has also been forecast for much of the five-day period.