Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 is the 3rd bright star

Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 means Bright Star-3. That’s why me title is Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3, the 3rd bright star. I just found out about this while I’m reading facts about North Korea in Wikipedia. For the past few hours, I’ve been reading a lot about Kim Il-sung and the Internet in North Korea.

This sudden curiosity urged my research more about North Korea. I was suddenly interested to read more about North Korea after seeing the map below.

Yes, North Korea and Western Sahara is colored red in the Internet usage map. Red simply means that there’s no internet connection in such country. This made me interested to read more about the internet in North Korea. There’s in fact an internet connection in N.Korea, but 99.9% of the people there doesn’t know what the Internet is. Only Kim Jong-il, the internal leader of North Korea, and some of their government leaders has access to the internet.

Oh wait, why the heck am I talking about the internet in North Korea here? My title is Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 and I should be talking about Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 right?

Ok, let’s go back to the main topic. After reading a lot about North Korea and traveling there via Google Earth, I found out about Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3. Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 is an observation satellite that is set to launch next month. The launch date is between April 12 to 16, 2012. They don’t have the exact date because they are unsure if they can launch it as early as April 12 or as late as April 16.

A lot of countries are against the launch of the observations satellite as this is a serious threat to the welfare of mankind. I really don’t know why this is a threat. Maybe there’s a nuclear weapon or a missile that can be controlled by the satellite to start world domination.

Even if everybody is terrified and against the launching of this satellite next month, I’m excited to see what will happen next.

The rocket named Unha-3 that will carry the Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 satellite will drop to earth in two stages off the western coast of South Korea and to the east of Luzon island in the Philippines. This news was according to documents submitted by the country to the International Maritime Organization.

A part of the rocket to drop in the Philippines? This is gonna be exciting! Let’s see what’s the news about this satellite launch next month.

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