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IMO - International Maritime Organization

SN.1/Circ.320
3 December 2012

SAFETY OF NAVIGATION

INFORMATION ON THE LAUNCH OF AN EARTH OBSERVATION SATELLITE
"KWANGMYONGSONG-3"(2)

At the request of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the information contained in the annex on the launch of an earth observation satellite "Kwangmyongsong-3"(2), detailing the launch period and falling area coordinates, is brought to the attention of Member Governments and international organizations.

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ANNEX (Page 1)

Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

No. 065/12

Mr. Koji Sekimizu
Secretary-General
International Maritime Organization

Dear Mr. Koji Sekimizu

The permanent representation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the International Maritime Organization presents its compliments to Your Excellency and has the honour to enclose herewith the letter of Mr. Ko Nung Du, the Director-General of Maritime Administration of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea addressed to the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization.

The permanent representation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization the assurances of its highest consideration.

London, 1 December Juche 101 (2012)

ANNEX (Page 2)

(Translation)

Pyongyang, 01 December, Juche 101 (2012)

Mr. Secretary General,

It is my pleasure to inform you of the decision of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to launch earth observation satellite "Kwangmyongsong-3"(2) pursuant to the state plan for space development.

In recognition of the obligations of the DPRK as a member state of the International Maritime Organization (lMO) to observe the provisions of Resolution 706 adopted by the General Assembly of the IMO at its 17th session, I have enclosed herewith the launch period and dangerous area coordinates.

I take this opportunity to wish you greater success in your work.

Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.

Ko Nung Du
Director General
Maritime Administration
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Mr. Koji Sekimizu
Secretary-General
International Maritime Organization
Londnn

ANNEX (Page 3)

Information on the Launch or "Kwangmyongsong-3"(2)

1. Satellite launch state

Democratic People"s Republic of Korea

2. Launch schedule

Reserved date: 10~22 December, 2012
Time: 07:00~12:00 (Pyongyang Time) Daily

3. Place of Launch

Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province

4. Dangerous area coordinates

- First stage

34044'06"N 124030'30"E
34044'07"N 124054'23'E
34058'36"N 124032'32"E
34054'43"N 124056'11"E

- Second stage

18013'44'N 123048'37"E
18012'54"N 124045'20"E
15031'07"N 123046'24"E
15030'17"N 124042'19"E

- Fairing

33040'06"N 124007'47"E
33039'51"N 125012'29"E
32024'22"N 124007'50"E
32024'07"N 125011'37"E

 

 

 

 

 

 



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