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Satellite Launch to Display National Strength of Korea

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, March 16 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korean Committee for Space Technology announced at noon Friday that the DPRK is to launch Kwangmyongsong-3, a polar-orbiting earth observation satellite, in mid-April.

The announcement delights servicepersons and people of the country.

So Yong Il, an officer of the Korean People's Army, told KCNA:

"The news makes me feel like moving round the earth aboard the satellite.

Kwangmyongsong-3 will be a precious legacy of general secretary Kim Jong Il's great efforts devoted to commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung as an auspicious event to be recorded in the history of the nation."

Ri Kil Sun, a researcher of the Central Mining Research Institute under the State Academy of Sciences, said:

"The news about satellite launch reminded me of leader Kim Jong Il's devoted efforts. It is entirely thanks to his wise guidance that our country turned into a nuclear state and a powerful state able to manufacture and launch satellites by itself."

Choe Man Sun, a work-team head of the Mangyongdae Aeguk Aluminum Sash Factory, said:

"The launch of satellite will display the potentials of the domestic industry, built up by our people under the leadership of the great leader and the Workers' Party of Korea, and the country's scientific and technological level.

The Korean people will surely lead a better life in a thriving country.

The world will again witness the dignity and invincible power of Songun (military-first) Korea."

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