[FPSPACE] More data on Unha launch

Morris Jones morrisjones at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 21 16:48:11 EST 2013





http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2965869&cloc=joongangdaily|home|newslist1 The Unha-3 rocket is 30 meters long, including a 15-meter first stage, a 9.3-meter second stage, a 3.7-meter third stage, and a 2-meter satellite carrier on the top. Together with a 48-ton oxidizer container, the rocket is estimated to weigh 91 tons, the report noted. The rocket itself was made of a mixture of aluminum and magnesium, AIMg6, and used kerosene, a combustible hydrocarbon liquid, as fuel, according to the report. The oxidizer container was made of several patch panels, which showed poor welding and uneven surfaces, an indication that North Korea seems to have no advanced technology in that area, the report said. Yonhap     		 	   		  
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