Revealed: North Korea’s under-development space environment test center
Recent developments suggest the DPRK's space ambitions are becoming significantly less opaque
Since late May 2017, North Korea has been constructing a large facility adjacent to the General Satellite Control Centre (GSCC) in Pyongyang. Ground images published by NK Pro appear to confirm that the facility is space-related.
Satellite imagery analysis and previous statements from the DPRK indicate that the facility is likely a space environment test center to ensure that North Korean satellites survive the shock and vibration of launch, followed by the extreme temperatures and electromagnetic interference that occur in outer space.
While this facility is designed to further North Korea’s ability to produce more
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