North Korean spaceport likely undergoing major construction: Imagery
Activity ramps up at Sohae satellite launch complex after Kim Jong Un ordered large-scale upgrades in March
North Korea has likely started a major project to upgrade its main spaceport, NK Pro analysis of satellite imagery shows, in accordance with plans revealed by the country’s leader Kim Jong Un during a visit to the site in March.
The Sohae Satellite Launching Ground had been quiet in the months after Kim’s visit, but the start of construction suggests his planned launch of a military satellite into space won’t happen until after expanding the facility’s capacity.
Planet Labs satellite imagery shows excavation work and blue-roofed structures going up in a
- 01State media review: North Korea takes aim at use of foreign words
- 02Shades of gray: How North Korea could use missiles to challenge maritime border
- 03The tragedy of the commons: Natural resource dilemmas in North Korea
- 04Timeline: From North Korea’s mammoth ICBM launch to Kim Jong Un’s daughter
- 05State media review: North Korea boasts about close ties between Kim and Xi
- 06Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city
- 07Prominent promotions: North Korea’s new generals and ‘hero’ missile transporter
- 08FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’