Journalists inspected the General Satellite Control and Command Center in Pyongyang Wednesday after the successful launch of the second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3.
The center is a combined base for observing and controlling satellite of Kwangmyongsong series and a hub for scientific researches essential for the development of the national economy and improvement of people’s living standard including earth observation and communications.
The visitors were briefed on the fact that the DPRK manufactured the second version of satellite Kwangmyonggsong-3 and carrier rocket Unha-3 on its own efforts and by its technology and successfully launched the satellite, true to the last instructions of leader Kim Jong Il.
They looked round the general control and command room.
They watched a video showing carrier rocket Unha-3 putting the satellite into orbit.
They heard in great excitement signals of immortal revolutionary hymns “Song of General Kim Il Sung” and “Song of General Kim Jong Il” transmitted from the satellite.
Listening to the explanation about the purpose of the satellite and the significance of its successful launch, the visitors deeply grasped the validity and vitality of the Workers’ Party of Korea’s policy of attaching importance to science and technology and the importance of the space science in developing the country’s science, technology and economy.