N. Korea Rocket Epic Fail!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by maxpower097, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. maxpower097

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Just read the headlines the rocket launch failed. Boooo that was sure worth not feeding your country to 2 years. Kim Jung XXXX sure missed an opportunity to not reach out to the west after his daddy died. Its pretty much a gaurantee they will be overrun or taken over under his leadership under old school commi rulz. He should have been smart and invited all the modern nations to the country begging for help to fix the infrastructure of his country. Then the west would have though, hey we can work with this kid, and his people might actually eat this decade. Such a shame, and you know its all his dads old friends advising him to keep away from the evil west.
  2. JoeFromOzarks

    Active Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    If it was a test for the rocket to clear the launch pad, it might be considered a successful test!

    :) joe

    Code ( (Unknown Language)):
    3. (Reuters) - A North Korean ballistic missile failed after launch on Thursday
    4.  and fell into the sea west of South Korea, at no time posing a threat to
    5.  land, the U.S. military said.
    7. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, said it tracked
    8.  the Taepo Dong-2 missile after its launch at 6:39 p.m. EDT on Thursday.
    10. The first stage fell into the sea 165 km (103 miles) west of Seoul, South
    11.  Korea, and the remainder of the satellite-carrying missile was deemed to
    12.  have failed. No debris fell on land and at no time was the missile or debris
    13.  deemed a threat, NORAD said.
  3. monster_catfish

    Active Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    One would have thought that having a rocket named "Dong", in honor of the dear departed demi-god, they would at least be able to get it up.

    Sorry, couldn't resist that.
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  4. praondevou

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jul 9, 2011
    "North Korea said it wanted the Unha-3 rocket to put a weather satellite into orbit, although critics believed it was designed to enhance its capacity to design a ballistic missile to deliver a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the continental United States."

    Why would they want to do this? Only to transform N.Korea into a big crater afterwards?

    Even if it was true then it's only a continuation of the Cold War. There is no point in using them, at least not when it comes from a small nation.
  5. strantor

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    Oct 3, 2010
    There's a reason why some countries are labeled "unstable countries".

    If they did that, and then we did that, then China would do that, and that would be a shart in everybody's wheaties.
  6. Sparky49

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    Jul 16, 2011
    Shreddies already have 'chocolate' in them! :eek:
  7. shortbus

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 30, 2009
    Maybe the same guys that are helping Iraq with their uranium enrichment plant, helped North Korea?
  8. Sparky49

    Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    Political, much?
  9. Markd77

    Senior Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    Apparently Japan was taking it pretty seriously. According to the news they had several Patriot missiles ready to try to take it down if it came too close.
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  10. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    The next generation interceptor missiles, called THAAD (Theater High Altitude Air Defense) has been out for quite a while. Check it out sometime, I build parts for those.

    Given I like having a job, that is all I'm going to say on the subject.
  11. THE_RB

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    Feb 11, 2008
    I've seen footage of military lasers on TV documentaries that were powerful enough to shoot down an overhead missile, and if those lasers are declassified enough to be on my TV then the GOOD lasers they have would definitely do the job.

    In the main body of the missile where the fuel and oxy tanks are they just cause a slow failure so the missile "fails in flight" rather than an obvious air to air takedown.

    The NK did fly the thing right over SK, maybe the real goal of the mission was to test if SK has working anti missile defences? Job done. ;)
  12. KJ6EAD

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    Apr 30, 2011