Launch of Articial Earth Satellite "Kwangmyongsong No. 2 in the DPRK.

Pyongyang, August 5 (KCNA) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has brought out a postage stamp (souvenir sheet) to commemorate the successful launch of artificial satellite Kwangmyongsong No. 2.

Scientists and technicians of the DPRK succeeded in putting artificial satellite Kwangmyongsong No. 2 into orbit of space by means of carrier rocket Unha-2 on April 5.

The souvenir sheet carries the words "Launch of Artificial Satellite 'Kwangmyongsong No. 2' in the DPRK" in Korean and English and a photograph showing the launch of carrier rocket Unha-2, on which the national flag of the DPRK is painted.

Seen in the souvenir sheet are a picture showing carrier rocket Unha-2 and the orbit's angle of inclination, perigee, apogee and the cycle of the experimental communications satellite.

Stamp Information Cards, received from Han Song, July 20, 2009.


As reported by Herrick's website September 2, 2009.

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