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TOKYO, December 13 (RIA Novosti) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the country would go ahead with its space program, including satellite launches, Yonhap reported on Thursday.
The December 12 rocket launch “demonstrated North Korea’s resolute determination to benefit from its legitimate right for the further use of space for peaceful means; for scientific, technical and economic development of the country,” the North Korean leader said in a statement published by the official KCNA news agency.
“Satellite launches should continue for further development of the country’s science,” Kim added.
North Korea’s official news agency announced that the Unha-3 carrier rocket has delivered into orbit the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite on Wednesday.
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- mikaelforsbergGo ahead North-Korea08:41, 14/12/2012It is definitely a good sign that ever more countries reaches space exploration and shows that even small economic resources makes rocket science possible. That should stimulate other low budget countries to follow suit and soon every country in the world should have space technology as part of their national infrastructure.
Any response would likely boomerang on Russia – the partnership between Rosneft and ExxonMobil is a case in point. The United States has hit Russia with a third round of sanctions. This time the Americans went with a higher caliber weapon, targeting Russia’s biggest energy companies (Rosneft and Novatek) and banks (VEB and Gazprombank).