Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:29 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

N. Korea extends rocket launch period to Dec. 29

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 10, 2012 at 8:29 a.m.

— North Korea on Monday extended the launch period for a contentious long-range rocket by another week until Dec. 29, citing technical problems.

An unidentified spokesman for the North’s Korean Committee of Space Technology told state media that scientists found a “technical deficiency in the first-stage control engine module of the rocket.”

The statement didn’t elaborate but said technicians were “pushing forward” with final preparations for the launch.

North Korea is making its second attempt of the year to launch a rocket that the United Nations, Washington, Seoul and others call a cover meant to test technology for missiles that could be used to strike the United States. They have warned North Korea to cancel the launch or face a new wave of sanctions.

The North Koreans call the launch a peaceful bid to advance their space program, and a last wish of late leader Kim Jong Il, who died a year ago, on Dec. 17.

North Korea is also celebrating the centennial this year of the birth of national founder Kim Il Sung, current leader Kim Jong Un’s grandfather. An April launch broke apart seconds after liftoff.

Comments on: N. Korea extends rocket launch period to Dec. 29

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Hr director

    with LTC experience. Please apply in person at 6411 Valley ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Vp student affairs

    College of the OuachitasInvites Applications for the positio...
    MALVERN, AR

  • Practice administrat

    practice administrator: Candidate must have a strong dental ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Sales/estimator leading fabricator

    sales/estimatorleading fabricator of structural and miscella...
    RUSSELLVILLE, AR

  • Education

    hot springs school district is seeking applications for: •Di...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR

Search 1040 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online