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North Korea rocket site appears 'operational' again – U.S. experts

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:41 PM

'Given that construction, plus activity at other areas of the site, Sohae (Satellite Launching Station) appears to have returned to normal operational status,' says specialized website 38 North

SOHAE. This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 19, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) inspecting the ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust engine at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in North Korea. AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

North Korea begins dismantling rocket test site – analysts

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:22 AM

(UPDATED) If confirmed, the analysis by respected US-based website 38 North could signal a step forward after the landmark summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump

SOHAE. This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 19, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) inspecting the ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust engine at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in North Korea. AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

Dismantling of North Korea nuclear site 'well underway' – U.S. monitor

May 15, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The respected 38 North website says that satellite images dated May 7 showed 'the first definitive evidence that dismantlement of the test site was already well underway'

DISMANTLING 'UNDERWAY'. This image acquired on September 4, 2017, and courtesy of www.Planet.com, shows the Punggye-ri test site where on September 3, 2017, North Korea claimed to have conducted the underground explosion of a hydrogen bomb. Handout photo from Planet/AFP

North Korea likely has more plutonium than previously thought – US monitor

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Increased thermal activity is noted at Yongbyon s uranium enrichment facility but it is unclear whether this indicated a push to increase supplies possibly for weapons or if it is part of maintenance operations

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Mar 29, 2017 - 11:26 AM

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North Korea could be in final preparations for nuclear test – report

Mar 29, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The images show up to 4 vehicles or equipment trailers continuously present at the entrance to the Punggye ri Nuclear Test Site with communications cables likely laid on the ground

N. Korea halts work at long-range rocket site: website

Jul 23, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Fresh satellite images confirm that North Korea has halted construction at a facility to launch a new generation of long range rockets