Thursday, May 11, 2017

Does North Korea Have A 'Spy Satellite" In Orbit? N. Korea Unveils Photos Of US Missile System In South Korea

North Korea's Korean Central TV Broadcasting Station released what it claims are satellite images of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system deployed in South Korea's Seongju county on May 8, 2017. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap)

Yonhap: N. Korea unveils 'satellite photos' of THAAD in S. Korea

SEOUL, May 10 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has unveiled what it claims are satellite images of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system recently deployed in South Korea, a move aimed at flaunting the country's capability to gather intelligence against Seoul.

The North's state-run Korean Central TV Broadcasting Station aired two pictures showing what were described as THAAD components installed at a golf course at the southern South Korean county of Seongju during a TV talk show aired on Monday.

"The satellite pictures show the THAAD (missile) launcher is currently deployed near the northern ridge of the Seongju golf course while the X-band radar and other auxiliary equipment are installed near the western ridge from the center," the broadcast said.

The North Korean photos captured in Seoul showed what the North claimed as the THAAD launcher and radar in black circles.

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Update #1: North Korea Taunts Seoul With ‘Satellite Photos’ of THAAD (Sputnik)
Update #2: Kim Jong-un reveals secret footage of US missile system in spycraft taunt to South Korea (Express)

WNU Editor: To the best of my knowledge .... North Korea does not have a spy satellite in orbit. So the next question is .... if these photos are genuine, how did North Korea get them.

2 comments:

You Vuo said...

Iran ....obvious.

Jay Farquharson said...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4

"planning a moon mission, Hyon Kwang-il, director of the scientific research department at NADA, said the satellite had completed 2,513 orbits and had transmitted 700 photographic images in the day following its launch. The satellite passes over North Korea four times a day and continues to transmit data. However, international experts, such as astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, have not confirmed any transmissions from the satellite.[12]"