North Korea launches space rocket
• North Korea launches space rocket
In North Korea, any day is planned to launch the new North Korean missile "Milky Way - 3". Date was not chosen by chance, and is timed to the day of the century of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the founder of the North Korean state and its first ruler.
The attention of the world community is not spared the launch. Launch "Milky Way - 3" has caused a strong reaction in many countries that fear with fear and react to such a move North Korea. To avoid negative consequences, the government took the unprecedented step - allow foreign journalists to visit the site of the cosmodrome, and take pictures in one of the most closed countries in the world today.
The journalists were brought to the launch site by rail. In the course of traveling, they were able to remove the other side of North Korea, which until now has been hidden from the eyes of many foreigners. Since the arrival of the foreign delegation was scheduled, it is not surprising that all the railway stations were closed to passengers in order to ensure a smooth journey.
During the trip amazing was the fact that the farming practices carried out in the same way as hundreds of years ago. It strikes an almost complete absence of cars in the eye. Instead, people use only bicycles and horse-drawn carriages. Rare equipment in the fields and at home - decorated with national flags. From the windows were often seen checkpoint with armed soldiers.
Along the route, the train was passing through the capital of the state - Pyongyang. Striking was the kind of 105-storey building, whose construction began in 1987 and is still not finished. Triangular giant tapers towards the top, and constitutes a form of a pyramid. He is the tallest building in the country.
All the people met on the road had a party symbols - icons with the image of Kim Il Sung (North Korea Four hero, party leader and statesman). His images are present even in the factories, in the form of wall paintings depicting the brooding leader on the background of the broad fields. It named after him as silkmill in Pyongyang. In the capital on April 9 was discovered a mosaic with the portrait of the former leader, an idea which was attended by thousands of Koreans. Seen military monuments are also an integral part of the North Korean ideas, motivation of an entire people.
However, returning to the launch of the rocket, it should be noted that the official launch version of the "Milky Way - 3" is an attempt to derive the satellite orbit "Shining Star - 3". Its purpose will be the implementation of meteorological and communication functions, the task of which will also transfer the songs on the leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. But America, Japan and South Korea do not believe in such good purposes and intentions, and suspect that, in fact, North Korea is trying to make an attempt to launch a ballistic missile. It is worth noting that the "shining star - 3" satellite weighs about 100 kilograms and European experts are confused by this, as for performing the specified functions, it should weigh about 600 kilograms.
The reaction of the United States was the threat of new sanctions for North Korea if the launch does take place. The representative of the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, called the launch a provocation that threatens the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.
The launch of the carrier rocket "Milky Way-3" will be held at the Baikonur tongchang county-ni (Shohei), during the period from 12 to 16 April. It is already installed on the launch pad. According to South Korean intelligence, the construction of the launch pad and the missile North Korea has managed in 850 million dollars.
After a visit to the Baikonur started the excursion program. It was presented to a rehearsal of dance groups that will be performing at the celebrations of 100 years of Kim Il Sung on April 15th. In the squares to surprise instead of advertising and other things, it showed the military-patriotic films. Passers people talked about the childhood of Kim Il Sung. Regulators stood on the empty streets as private cars in the country there is practically no. To work crowds of people travel to the truck bed.