China to conduct more than 20 satellite launches in 2016People's Daily 29 Feb 2016 -- The year 2016 is a big year for China's aerospace industry, as several rockets will be sent into space, including Tiangong-2, an orbiting space lab and Shenzhou-11, a manned spacecraft with two people on board.
Pentagon's Multi-Billion Dollar Radar Blimps Can't Track TargetsSputnik 27 Feb 2016 -- The Pentagon's JLENS program caused massive embarrassment when one of the $1 billion surveillance balloons broke loose in Maryland in October 2015. A new report has revealed more bad news: the expensive radar blimps aren't effective.
DPRK Accedes to Space-related International AgreementsKCNA 23 Feb 2016 -- The DPRK acceded to the agreement on the rescue of astronauts, the return of astronauts and the return of objects launched into outer space and the convention on international liability for damage caused by space objects on February 22, Juche 105 (2016), according to the decision of its government.
Next lunar probe mission: Chang'e-5 is under wayPeople's Daily 22 Feb 2016 -- China's first moon lander, Chang'e-3, awakened automatically on Thursday after 'sleeping' through the lunar night, entering its 28th lunar day, China's State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) announced on Friday.
Possible US THAAD deployment in ROK confuses and angers Chinese peoplePeople's Daily 15 Feb 2016 -- The U.S. has requested China's cooperation in resolving the the DPRK nuclear issue, at the same time, it planned to deploy the THAAD system with its allies, which confuses and angers the Chinese people, said Fu Ying, chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of China's National People's Congress Saturday.
China opposes possible U.S. THAAD deployment in S. KoreaPeople's Daily 13 Feb 2016 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday spoke out against the possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defence system in South Korea, stressing that it would complicate the regional stability situation.
US deploys new Patriot missiles to South KoreaPress TV 13 Feb 2016 -- The United States has temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch.
US deploying anti-missile system on N Korea's doorstepPress TV 09 Feb 2016 -- The US Department of Defense says it is planning to deploy an advanced missile system to South Korea "as quickly as possible" to counter the growing threat of Pyongyang's weapons capabilities.
Successful Launch of Satellite Hailed in ProvincesKCNA 09 Feb 2016 -- Army-people rallies of North Phyongan, South Hwanghae and North Hamgyong Provinces for hailing the successful launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4 took place on Tuesday.
Launch of Satellite, Independent Right of DPRKKCNA 08 Feb 2016 -- All the people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have greeted the Lunar New Year's Day of Juche 105 (2016) and the 68th anniversary of the revolutionary regular armed forces, with great pleasure over the successful launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4.
China regrets over DPRK' s satellite launchPeople's Daily 08 Feb 2016 -- China expressed regrets on the launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of an earth observation satellite Sunday morning, calling for calm on the Korean Peninsula.
DPRK's satellite estimated to double predecessor in weight: S.KoreaPeople's Daily 08 Feb 2016 -- The weight of a newly launched satellite of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was estimated to have doubled that of its predecessor, indicating an advancement in ballistic missile technology, South Korea's spy agency said Sunday.
Seoul, Washington to start talks on US missile deploymentPress TV 07 Feb 2016 -- South Korean and US military officials are set to begin formal negotiations on the possible deployment of an American missile system to the Korean Peninsula to deal with what they call threats from the North.
Seoul Warns Russia, China of Missile Defense Deployment Talks With USSputnik 07 Feb 2016 -- Seoul has let Moscow and Beijing know in advance of the decision to start official negotiations with Washington on the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on the South Korean territory, the government said in a statement on Sunday.
DPRK launches long-range rocketPeople's Daily 07 Feb 2016 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday launched a long-range rocket as planned, Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea's defense authorities.
China regrets DPRK's satellite launchPeople's Daily 07 Feb 2016 -- China expressed regrets after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched an earth-observation satellite Sunday morning, calling for calmness to avoid further escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
S.Korean president denounces DPRK's rocket launchPeople's Daily 07 Feb 2016 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday denounced the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s rocket launch, describing it as an unacceptable provocative act, her office said.
S.Korea sees DPRK rocket's successful launch into spacePeople's Daily 07 Feb 2016 -- South Korean's military has seen a rocket launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) successfully entering into space, regarding it as a similar intercontinental ballistic missile to the Unha-3 rocket test-fired in late 2012.
D.P.R.K. Missile LaunchUS Dept. of State 06 Feb 2016 -- "The United States strongly condemns today's missile launch by the D.P.R.K. - a flagrant violation of UN Security Council Resolutions related to the D.P.R.K. use of ballistic missile technology."
U.S. officials say North Korea may be nearing launchIRNA 06 Feb 2016 -- Satellite images taken this week of North Korea's Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past shortly before a rocket launch, a U.S. think-tank said, as U.S government officials signaled that a launch could occur as early as Monday.
Satellite launch will incur new price for PyongyangPeople's Daily 04 Feb 2016 -- North Korea notified the International Maritime Organization on Tuesday that it will launch what it called an 'earth observation satellite' sometime between February 8 and 25. It is anticipated that the launch will be around February 16, the anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
S. Korea warns harsh price against DPRK's satellite launchPeople's Daily 03 Feb 2016 -- South Korea on Wednesday warned a harsh price against possible launch of long-range ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) following Pyongyang's notification of its plan to launch a satellite into orbit.
South Korea, Japan Warn Against North Korea Missile LaunchVOA 03 Feb 2016 -- Japan and South Korea joined the United States Wednesday in demanding that North Korea cancel plans to send a long-range rocket into space, saying the launch would violate United Nations resolutions banning ballistic-missile and nuclear weapon development in the country.
UN: North Korea Plans Satellite Launch This MonthVOA 02 Feb 2016 -- North Korea has notified the U.N.'s International Maritime Organization of its plan to launch an "earth observation satellite" later this month, a move that has raised concerns in the U.S. and with other world powers that Pyongyang is trying to covertly advance long-range missile technology.
Russia Opposes Deployment of US THAAD Defense System in South KoreaSputnik 02 Feb 2016 -- Russia believes that the deployment of THAAD in South Korea will not be helpful to peace and security in Northeast Asia nor to the resolution of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, according to Russian Ambassador to Seoul Alexander Timonin.