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Meteorological Experts Rejoice over Successful Satellite Launch

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

Pyongyang, February 7 (KCNA) -- Scientists and researchers of the State Hydro-meteorological Administration are delighted at the news about the successful launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4.

When interviewed by KCNA, Ryu Pong Chol, deputy director of the administration, said:

We are very excited at the successful launch of earth observation satellite into the space.

The meteorological data from the satellite would be greatly helpful to our administration as well as the building of economic giant.

Choe Kwang Guk, the head of the National Meteorological Observatory, said:

I extend warm congratulations to our space scientists and technicians.

The successful satellite launch following the successful H-bomb test encourages us to greet the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea with unprecedented achievements.

Pang Sun Nyo, section chief of the administration, said that she would devote her all to make fresh achievements in meteorological observation in the spirit displayed by the space scientists and technicians who succeeded in launching the satellite into space. -0-

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