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NK Missile Reached 1200 Miles In Altitude?!

Sunday, May 14, 2017 5:46
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Japan is reporting that the missile fired by North Korea yesterday went 1200 miles high. Considering low earth orbit is 100-1200 miles, this rocket went into orbit.

It wasn’t immediately clear what type of ballistic missile was launched, the seventh such firing this year, although the U.S. Pacific Command said that “the flight is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile.” Japanese officials, however, said the missile flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 800 kilometers (500 miles) and reaching an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) – a flight pattern that could indicate a new type of missile.

David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said that the missile could have a range of 4,500 kilometers (about 2,800 miles) if flown on a standard, instead of a lofted, trajectory – considerably longer than Pyongyang’s current missiles.

http://abc13.com/news/north-korea-carries-out-new-ballistic-missile-test/1991316/

And if the missile flew 500 miles, it would have came close to Japan.

I’d like to remind folks about what Peter Pry said about NK getting a missile into orbit, and hitting the US coming up from the South

 

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