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Taepodong



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Taepodong 1
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Taepodong 1
North Korean long-range ballistic missile and satellite launch vehicle consisted of a No-Dong 1 IRBM as the first stage, and a derivative of the Scud-C SRBM as the second stage.

Failures: 2. Success Rate: 0.00%. First Fail Date: 1998-08-31. Last Fail Date: 2006-07-04. Launch data is: continuing.

Status: Active.
First Launch: 2009.04.05.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • Kwangmyongsong North Korean communications technology satellite. One launch, 1998.08.31. Payload of the first attempted North Korean satellite launch. More...

See also
  • A4 The V-2, known as the A4 to its developers, was the basis for most of the rocketry that exists in the world today. It was ineffective as a weapon of war, but represented a quantum leap in technology. The A1, A2, A3, and A5 were steps in the development of the missile. Later versions - the A6 through A12 - were planned to take the Third Reich to the planets. More...
  • Taepodong North Korean long-range ballitic missile and satellite launch vehicle consisted of a No-Dong 1 IRBM as the first stage, and a derivative of the Scud-C SRBM as the second stage. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. Web Address when accessed: here.

Taepodong Chronology


2009 April 5 - . 02:30 GMT - . LV Family: Taepodong. Launch Vehicle: Taepodong. LV Configuration: Unha 2. FAILURE: Third stage failure..
  • Kwangmyongsong 2 - . Nation: Korea North. Agency: Choson. Summary: Second North Korean satellite launch attempt. Fell in Pacific..

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