Sunday, April 05, 2009

North Korean Missile Launch

North Korea has launched what it claimed was a satellite test. This is the launch complex with the rocket on the pad. Somehow the rocket has not reached orbit, but it dropped stages that fell both East and West of Japan, bracketing the target. The technology to launch satellites is indistiguishable with that of ballistic missiles. The early satellite launchers, like Redstone and Atlas, were developed from ICBM's. The US Navy and Japan have both missed a good opportunity for target practice.

The Korean Peninsula from Space. Unlike the prosperous South, the North has energy shortages and no electricity after 9 PM. Their one bright spot is Pyongyang where Kim Jong Il (if he's alive) and cronies keep their own lights on. Even China has more electricity. This is proof that "dark energy" exists.


Blogger CarlBrannen said...

So South Korea is raping the earth to provide for its excessive industry, possibly killing us all by poisoning the atmosphere and ocean? Or was this past winter a little too cold for global warming.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Frank Glover said...

"The US Navy and Japan have both missed a good opportunity for target practice."

They didn't shoot at it, but I'd bet any amount of money that every radar and other relevant sensor available was used to treat the event like a live exercise, learning everything possible about the radar, infrared, etc. signature of the rocket, so as to know exactly what to look for and expect in the future...

10:47 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Carl: Hee hee, your good sense is always appreciated. Maybe these dicatators will blow us back into the pre-industrial age.

2:39 AM  
Blogger Daniel de Fran├ža MTd2 said...

It would be really cool if other countries used USA's rockets and space shuttle as target practice. Seriously.

7:00 AM  

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