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Images show halt to work on launch pad in North Korea

North Korea

Images show halt to work on launch pad

North Korea has stopped construction on a launch pad where intercontinental-range rockets could be tested, an interruption possibly due to heavy rains and that could stall completion up to two years, according to an analysis of new satellite imagery. Despite the setback, Pyongyang is refurbishing for possible use a pad at the same complex that has been used for rocket launches, according to the analysis of Aug. 29 images provided to the Associated Press by 38 North, the website of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. North Korea conducted nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009, but experts don't believe it has yet mastered the technology needed to shrink a nuclear weapon so it can be mounted onto the tip of a long-range missile.

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Images show halt to work on launch pad in North Korea

09/24/12 [Last modified: Monday, September 24, 2012 11:25pm]
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