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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-01-2014 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Korean Central News Agency
National Aerospace Development Administration of DPRK

It was one year ago that the DPRK Law on Space Development was adopted at the Seventh Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly.

The DPRK has pushed ahead with space development projects to turn the country into a space power, fully exercising its right to peaceful development of the space on a legal basis.

The National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA) is the country's central guidance institution organizing all the space development projects.

Its mission is to put into practice the idea and principle of the DPRK government to develop the space for peaceful purpose.

The emblem of the NADA was recently instituted, which represents its character, mission, position and development prospects.

Seen in the lower part of the globe-shaped dark blue emblem are white-colored letters "Kukgaujugaebalkuk" (National Aerospace Development Administration) in Korean and in its upper part light blue-colored letters "DPRK" with the Great Bear above them. Printed in its middle are white-colored letters "NADA" in English.

Two light blue-colored rings intercrossing the emblem symbolize satellite orbits.

The Great Bear reflects the will of the space scientists of the DPRK to glorify Kim Il Sung's and Kim Jong Il's Korea as a space power.

The globe represents the DPRK's idea for peaceful development of the space and the rings show the DPRK's will to launch satellite into all orbits.

Stipulated in the Law on Space Development are the principles of developing the space for peaceful purpose on the basis of adhering to the principle of Juche character and self-reliance, as well as settling the scientific and technological problems necessary for improving the economy and the people's living with space science and technology.

The law also specifies the position of the NADA and the principles of notification, security, investigation and compensation related with satellite launch.

The law calls for cooperation with international agencies and other countries on the principle of ensuring equality and mutual benefits, respecting international law and orders for the space.

Clarified in the law is also the DPRK's principled stand to reject the application of selectivity and double-standards in space activities and the weaponization of outer space.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-01-2014 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Guardian (UK) has taken issue with how closely the DPRK's NADA logo resembles NASA's insignia.
The choice of a globe as the emblem for North Korea's space agency expresses the country's ideal of peaceful exploration, explains the Korean Central News Agency. The blue rings, it adds, represent satellites, and the constellation of stars shows the desire to "glorify Kim Il-sung's and Kim Jong-il's Korea as a space power".

However, the state news agency neglects to mention one glaring thing: the new logo looks a lot like that of NASA, the space agency of Pyongyang foe's the US, right down to the blue globe, lettering and swooshed ring.

sts205cdr
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posted 04-01-2014 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NADA pretty much says it all... in Spanish.

p51
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posted 04-01-2014 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by sts205cdr:
NADA pretty much says it all... in Spanish.
Precisely.

Maybe their emblem should be the earth at night and how North Korea is oddly the only dark land mass in that part of the world at nights...

Skyforce1
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posted 04-01-2014 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anything that North Korea puts out there is basically for propaganda purposes. Their space program is a farce.

David C
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posted 04-01-2014 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Skyforce1:
Their space program is a farce.
Mmm. Let's hope it remains so.

OV-105
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posted 04-02-2014 01:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was posted on April 1st, this is a joke right?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-02-2014 01:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's not, unless the Korean Central News Agency has suddenly developed a sense of (non-ironic) humor. (And it's why I waited until April 2 to post our article.)

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-02-2014 02:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The question is, of course, not does how one get a patch, but when Malaysian knockoffs appear on eBay....

capoetc
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posted 04-02-2014 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seems to me, the real question is: Since North Korea has virtually no cooperative contact with any English-speaking country, why is there English wording on the patch (why not only Korean)? Could it be for propaganda purposes? Oh, I think so.

Kinda like when the Israelis took out a Syrian facility believed to be a partially built nuclear reactor...

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-02-2014 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, English is the language in aviation. And just a SWAG, but I would think they had their name in English as well so as to not be confused with the South Korean space agency, along with national pride to have their name in English - a language most laypeople understand and can read, whereas most people can't read Korean.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-03-2014 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A thought: When the North Koreans build an astronaut-rated rocket, they can name it the No va....

dogcrew5369
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posted 04-03-2014 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just scary to think of North Korea with rockets that could put a man in orbit. My thoughts are they are more focused on putting things on the end of their rockets that turn into mushroom clouds. I don't want anything going over my head with NK on it.

p51
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posted 04-03-2014 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Taking a page out of the Chinese playbook, perhaps?

It would be easier to argue with the UN by saying, "ICBMs? No, those are tests of our new man-rated 'Kim Jong-un is God' booster. That was a peaceful space exploration test launch," when perhaps, they're also looking to fit it for the warhead later.

Sort of the exact opposite both the US and Soviets did very early in their space programs, using either missiles or missile research to put people in capsules atop them.

My primary job in the Army was to train for commanding a unit in combat against North Korea if they decided to come south again. I spent a lot of time looking at intel data on what we'd face. I agree with dogcrew5369's post above that anything with 'Made in North Korea' going overhead in orbit scares the living heck out me.

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posted 04-04-2014 01:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Zarya     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Robert posts a photo and description of the new emblem of the National Aerospace Development Administration of DPRK and, suddenly, North Korea is going to launch nuclear warheads at North America. Amazing!

The emblem is a very nice, simple design, reminiscent or the logos of NASA, CSA, NASDA, JAXA, Rosaviakosmos, Roskosmos, CNSA, and many other organizations for the peaceful exploration of space.

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