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Originally posted by Jay-in-AR
The idea that you can prevent a COUNTRY from developing technology is wrongheaded.
Originally posted by burnzomatic
" I think we would be in a better place here in the United States with Kim Jong Il then with Obama as our leader. Jong Il is in insane and on a hair trigger."
Sure they do. Are you aware of the fact that the missile they're using to launch their "satellite" can't put it anywhere NEAR a useful orbit? Any communications satellite they could put into orbit on this missile would be out of site of North Korea for most of the day. Or that they have NEVER had a successful launch of this particular type of missile?
Why on earth would you risk launching your first satellite on a missile that you have only tested once and that test was a failure? Or try to launch a communications satellite into a completely useless orbit?
Originally posted by xbranscombex
They will launch in on their Sunday afternoon or early evening..
Check the NK weather reports, only makes sense.
I think they may let the satellite enter the stratosphere..
Orbit for a few days then USA will shoot it down.
Clear Skies Forecast Over NK's Launch Site
Clear skies and moderate winds were expected in North Korea's northeastern coast, the country's state media forecast Sunday, amid speculation the North may go ahead with a rocket launch in the relatively good weather.
North Korea said on Saturday morning that it would "soon" launch what it calls the communications satellite Kwangmyongsong-2 from its east coast. Officials in Seoul speculate strong winds may have forced the North to delay the launch.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn