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North Korea's 'rocket' test

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27 March 2009 14:17

I have an op-ed in today's SMH and The Age on the upcoming North Korean rocket launch (it's safest to use the generic term 'rocket', since we don't really know if it is a missile or a satellite launcher) and its implications for ballistic missile defence. Regular blog readers will be familiar with the argument.

For the latest on what's happening at the North Korean launch site, see here for some commercial satellite imagery, and here for further analysis of the imagery. Also interesting to note is this South Korean assessment that the rocket will take three days to fuel, which reinforces the point I make in the article about North Korea's primitive technology, and should reduce any fears of a North Korean sneak-attack missile capability.

Photo by Flickr user bbcworldservice, used under a Creative Commons license.

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