North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Attends Party Central Committee’s 2nd Banquet for Rocket Launch Personnel

DPRK state media reported on 30 December (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a second banquet for 12 December 2012 rocket launch personnel hosted by the Korean Workers’ … Continue reading

12/30/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Participates in Photo Op with U’nha-3 Rocket Launch Personnel

DPRK state media reported on 30 December (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) participated in a commemorative photo session with scientists, technicians and other personnel who contributed to the … Continue reading

12/30/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits the Sohae Satellite Launching Center

DPRK state media reported on 14 December (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) made a congratulatory visit to the Sohae Satellite Launch Center (Sohae Space Center) in Tongch’ang-ri, Ch’o’lsan … Continue reading

12/15/2012 · Leave a comment

Video Showing U’nha-3 Launch Released

DPRK state media issued an official report on 12 December (Wednesday) on the launch of the U’nha-3 carrier rocket from the Sohae Space Center earlier in the day.  The launch … Continue reading

12/12/2012 · Leave a comment

U’nha-3 Launched: “Object Appeared to Achieve Orbit”

DPRK state media reported on 12 December (Wednesday) that “the second version of satellite Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-3 successfully lifted off from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province by carrier rocket … Continue reading

12/12/2012 · 1 Comment

U’nha-3 Launch Window’s Sash Widened to 29 December

DPRK state media announced on 10 December (Monday) an seven-day extension to the U’nha-3’s launch period.  According to KCNA the Korean Committee for Space Technology [KCST] “decided to extend the … Continue reading

12/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Korean Committee for Space Technology Announces Satellite Launch Between 10-22 December

The Korean Committee for Space Technology announced on 1 December (Saturday) that DPRK will launch another satellite, identified as “the second version of Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-3 [KMS-3].”    The KMS-3, using the … Continue reading

12/02/2012 · Leave a comment

KJU Inspects KPA Unit #318 and Visits Statues at MPAF

DPRK state media reported on 29 August (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu), visited the campus of the Ministry of the … Continue reading

08/29/2012 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Inspects Large Combined Unit #313

DPRK state media reported on 27 August (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected the command element of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Large Combined Unit (taeyonhap pudae) #313, stationed … Continue reading

08/28/2012 · Leave a comment

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