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Nodong


North Korean intermediate range ballistic missile. Single stage vehicle, basis for Iranian Shahab 3 and Pakistani Ghauri.

Failures: 1. Success Rate: 85.71%. First Fail Date: 1992-06-01. Last Fail Date: 1992-06-01. Launch data is: continuing. Standard warhead: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Maximum range: 1,200 km (700 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket.

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 14,500 kg (31,900 lb).
Payload: 700 kg (1,540 lb).
Height: 14.82 m (48.61 ft).
Diameter: 1.19 m (3.90 ft).
Thrust: 255.00 kN (57,326 lbf).
Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).
First Launch: 1990.05.01.
Last Launch: 2006.07.05.
Number: 7 .

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See also
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Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Gitdaeryung North Korean intermediate missile base, south east of Wonson, said to be capable of launching Scud-C's, SCUD-X's and Nodong-A ballistic missiles. Known to have been used for 18 launches from 1984 to 2006, reaching up to 200 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • Nodong 1 Nitric acid/UDMH rocket stage. 255.00 kN (57,326 lbf) thrust. Mass 15,100 kg (33,290 lb). More...

Nodong Chronology


1990 May 1 - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. Launch Vehicle: Nodong.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Korea North. Agency: CMIK. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1992 June 1 - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. Launch Vehicle: Nodong. FAILURE: Failure.
1993 May 29 - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. Launch Vehicle: Nodong.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Korea North. Agency: CMIK. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2006 July 4 - . 19:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. Launch Vehicle: Nodong.
2006 July 4 - . 22:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. Launch Vehicle: Nodong.
2006 July 4 - . 22:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. Launch Vehicle: Nodong.
2006 July 5 - . 08:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. Launch Vehicle: Nodong.
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