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N Korea rocket launch reportedly fails
LA Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | 4:22 pm | staff

Posted on 04/12/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT by gandalftb

North Korea launched a three-stage rocket from a missile base near the west coast city of Sinuiju today, claiming that it was carrying a weather satellite of purely civilian use.

Its projected trajectory was almost due south on a course 150 miles east of Shanghai. The second stage of the rock was to splash down east of the Philippines, which prompted Manila to cancel northbound flights as a precaution.

Initial network news reports said the rocket failed during flight.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: epicfail; failepicfail; japan; northkorea; rocket; southkorea
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1 posted on 04/12/2012 4:43:01 PM PDT by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb

The Unha-3 rocket with the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite payload launched from the Sohae launch site at Tongch’ang-dong.

The Kwangmyongsong-3 is a 100 kg box-shaped satellite
1.4 x 0.6 x 0.7m in size with body-mounted solar panels.

Unha-3 is a three stage vehicle; stage 1 is 2.40m in diameter, stage 2 is about 1.5m in diameter, and stage 3 is about 1.2m in diameter.

The first two stages were to fly south on an azimuth that would lead to an 88 degree inclination orbit; the third stage was expected to make a yawed burn that if successful will result in a 500 km, 97.4 deg inclination sun-synchronous orbit.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 4:46:54 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: gandalftb

Where is that Laser Beam 747 parked????


3 posted on 04/12/2012 4:47:29 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: gandalftb

I’ll bet a lot of the locals went in during the night and siphoned off some of the fuel to burn in their cars.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 4:47:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is like a stool sample. You have to pass it to find out what's in it.)
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To: gandalftb

The rocket, named Unha-3

Should have called it Kaboom-3


5 posted on 04/12/2012 4:48:34 PM PDT by DManA
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To: gandalftb

It looks a little heavy to get to space.

6 posted on 04/12/2012 4:48:46 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: gandalftb


7 posted on 04/12/2012 4:49:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: gandalftb
"The second stage of the rock was to splash down..."

Yeah, rocks aren't extremely flight-worthy over long distances. Even money says Carney tells the Press ODrama made it fail with the power of his mind and concentration.

8 posted on 04/12/2012 4:50:52 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: gandalftb

Looks like it failed upon exiting the Yellow Sea area, right about where it would make sense to intercept it if you were a Japanese AEGIS destroyer captain.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 4:52:39 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: gandalftb
Aww someone posted epicfail in the keywords before me :(

The bozo invited the world media and they just embarrassed themselves to the world again....

10 posted on 04/12/2012 4:54:05 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: gandalftb

Clinton Democrats negotiating with Bernard Schwartz to get him in touch with NK.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 4:54:24 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: gandalftb

12 posted on 04/12/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: gandalftb

I wonder what will happen to the scientists involved. Weren’t the olympic athletes, who didn’t bring home the gold, subjected to some sort of punishment?


13 posted on 04/12/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: skeeter

14 posted on 04/12/2012 4:55:31 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: gandalftb; windcliff

Will North Korea’s newspapers call it a success?


15 posted on 04/12/2012 4:56:49 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: gandalftb

I wonder how many heads will roll and how many executions will happen due to this epic fail?


16 posted on 04/12/2012 4:57:27 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: skeeter

I’m seeing two conflicting reports:

A reported failure at T+90 seconds (first stage failure and possible shoot down intercept)

A reported impact 130 km S of Phillipines (second stage failure)


17 posted on 04/12/2012 4:57:32 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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18 posted on 04/12/2012 4:58:03 PM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: gandalftb

First stage failed 90 to 120 seconds into launch.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 4:58:57 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Hugin

Ha ha ha! Kim Jung (Fa)il!!!


20 posted on 04/12/2012 4:59:51 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: gandalftb

21 posted on 04/12/2012 5:01:17 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

The Obama regime cancelled the ABL.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 5:03:56 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: gandalftb
しかたがない、金さん。
23 posted on 04/12/2012 5:06:50 PM PDT by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: Dengar01

#epic fail. Me, me... ;0)


24 posted on 04/12/2012 5:07:53 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Snickering Hound

That there’s funny. I don’t care who you are.


25 posted on 04/12/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Justaham

Probably at least half the scientists who worked on the project. Their families too, or maybe they’ll only be sent to the work camps if they’re lucky.


26 posted on 04/12/2012 5:12:54 PM PDT by Decombobulator
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To: goseminoles
Great minds think alike ;D

Maybe Obummer can send Madeline Halfbright over so she can pander to this loser. Since MJ is retired she can give him a Kobe or D Rose autographed Basketball. And maybe he'll "promise" to behave!

I will predict, Obummer will demand a strongly written statement. A real leader would nuke the damn facilities, and nuke the facilities in Iran instead of "sanctions" and "harsh statements"!!!

27 posted on 04/12/2012 5:13:02 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: snowsislander
Shigataganai, _ sun.

I give up - whats it mean?

28 posted on 04/12/2012 5:15:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Of course.


29 posted on 04/12/2012 5:15:58 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: snowsislander
また金氏は理解することができます。 Pardon my Japanese.
30 posted on 04/12/2012 5:16:54 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: gandalftb

I’m sure those responsible for the failure have already been blown to bits by mortars.


31 posted on 04/12/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Just wondering if it even got out of vertical lift. The scanty data coming in says it went 150 miles.....up or down range?

I'd guess less than 20 miles and rained down on the PRK's brass' hats.

Happy 100th Birthday, Kim Il Sung! Many more!
32 posted on 04/12/2012 5:19:48 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: skeeter
Looks like it failed upon exiting the Yellow Sea area, right about where it would make sense to intercept it if you were a Japanese AEGIS destroyer captain.

Aegis cannot do a BMD intercept within the atmopshere.

Rest assured this wasn't shot down.

33 posted on 04/12/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: gandalftb

Failure to launch? There’s viagra for that.


34 posted on 04/12/2012 5:24:24 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: rmlew

The ABL was a pretty hopeless program.


35 posted on 04/12/2012 5:24:28 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: gandalftb

So, dear leader’s rocket went limp..?


36 posted on 04/12/2012 5:24:42 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Strategerist
I imagine Iran is kind of pissed off.

(Yes I am aware of news reports that Iran had bought three Chinese ICBMs for $18 billion, and so (if true) they wouldn't need this missile; there still remains the possibility that Korea was meant to have a missile of their own to provide diversion / cover for Iran. And now that's out the window.)

Just wondering if Israel had ought to do with this? /tin-foil>

Cheers!

37 posted on 04/12/2012 5:32:51 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: gandalftb

No bok choy for the engineer in charge of that mission tonight.


38 posted on 04/12/2012 5:33:14 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: gandalftb

Nuclear test to follow shortly.


39 posted on 04/12/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: gandalftb

Premature fragmentation.

LLS


40 posted on 04/12/2012 5:40:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

obama moth-balled it.

LLS


41 posted on 04/12/2012 5:41:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If I ever need a security detail...

LLS


42 posted on 04/12/2012 5:43:18 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: I Drive Too Fast

As PeeWee Herman once said “I meant to do that”.


43 posted on 04/12/2012 5:43:43 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Strategerist

Your implication is such a missile must use its first stage and then some just to exit the atmosphere?


44 posted on 04/12/2012 5:48:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: gandalftb

Introducing the “IL” line of North Korean Rocketry:

IL Constructed
IL Maintained
IL Advised


45 posted on 04/12/2012 5:49:39 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: gandalftb
I'll bet it was the computer system.

You can only do so much with a 6502.

46 posted on 04/12/2012 5:55:11 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: gandalftb

He Kimee-san! How’s that juche working out for ya? LOL!


47 posted on 04/12/2012 5:56:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: gandalftb

48 posted on 04/12/2012 5:59:02 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Enter the march!
49 posted on 04/12/2012 6:04:41 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Carry_Okie

6502? Surely you mean a 4004.


50 posted on 04/12/2012 6:04:52 PM PDT by expat2
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