North Korea satellite not transmitting, but rocket payload a concern: U.S.




 
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North Korea satellite not transmitting, but rocket payload a concern: U.S.
 
February 11th, 2016  
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North Korea satellite not transmitting, but rocket payload a concern: U.S.
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A satellite put into orbit by North Korea at the weekend does not appear to be transmitting, but it is worrying that the rocket that took it there delivered twice the payload of Pyongyang's previous launch, the head of the U.S. Army's Missile Defense Command said on Wednesday. "If you look at the previous launch and the payload it put into orbit just the increase in weight is I think an important factor," Lieutenant-General David Mann told a seminar on Capitol Hill organized by the Hudson Institute think tank. "I don't think it's transmitting as we speak, but it does reflect a capability that North Korea is trying to leverage in terms of its missile technologies," he said.




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