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PYONGYANG, March 16 (Itar-Tass) —— An artificial satellite, which will be launched in North Korea between April 12 and April 16, was designed and built by specialists of the country “on domestic technologies,” a source in the North Korean space exploration committee said here on Friday.
North Korean scientists “have made a major progress in space research in line with the governmental policy in the peaceful space exploration,” he said. “A solid scientific and technological base was created for the launch of artificial satellites,” the source said.
The launch will be made from the spaceport in the Cholsan district of the Pyonganbukto province on the occasion of the birth centenary of Kim Il Sung. The Unha-3 booster will bring the satellite on the orbit.
Meanwhile, the Japanese government believes that the launch of a satellite in North Korea will violate the UN Security Council resolution, which bans North Korea any test-launches of long-range missiles, a spokesman for the Japanese Foreign Ministry told reporters on Friday.
Japan intends to have urgent consultations on the issue with the United States and South Korea, he said.
Japan claimed that under the pretext of the launch of satellites North Korea test-launches long-range ballistic missiles.