A new report revealed that North Korea is beginning to dismantle key launch facilites .
In an important first step towards fulfilling a commitment made by Kim Jong Un at the June 12 Singapore Summit, new commercial satellite imagery of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (North Korea’s main satellite launch facility since 2012) indicates that the North has begun dismantling key facilities. Most notably, these include the rail-mounted processing building—where space launch vehicles are assembled before moving them to the launch pad—and the nearby rocket engine test stand used to develop liquid-fuel engines for ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles. Since these facilities are believed to have played an important role in the development of technologies for the North’s intercontinental ballistic missile program, these efforts represent a significant confidence building measure on the part of North Korea.
BREAKING: NORTH KOREA BEGINS DISMANTLING KEY LAUNCH FACILITIES https://t.co/FtNhqzFzOj
— Jacob Palmieri (@jakepalmieri) July 24, 2018