Sunday, April 05, 2009

North Korean "satellite" transmitting Juche tunes

The new "satellite" is transmitting some Songun ditties. It isn't clear whether it is doing this from outer space or the bottom of the ocean, but the real question is whether the version of "Song of General Kim Jong Il" used was recorded by the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex Art Circle:
[...] The satellite is going round the earth along its elliptic orbit at the angle of inclination of 40.6 degrees at 490 km perigee and 1 426 km apogee. Its cycle is 104 minutes and 12 seconds.

Mounted on the satellite are necessary measuring devices and communications apparatuses.

The satellite is going round on its routine orbit.

It is sending to the earth the melodies of the immortal revolutionary paeans "Song of General Kim Il Sung" and "Song of General Kim Jong Il" and measured information at 470 MHz. By the use of the satellite the relay communications is now underway by UHF frequency band.

The satellite is of decisive significance in promoting the scientific researches into the peaceful use of outer space and solving scientific and technological problems for the launch of practical satellites in the future.

Carrier rocket Unha-2 has three stages.

The carrier rocket and the satellite developed by the indigenous wisdom and technology are the shining results gained in the efforts to develop the nation's space science and technology on a higher level.

The successful satellite launch symbolic of the leaping advance made in the nation's space science and technology was conducted against the background of the stirring period when a high-pitched drive for bringing about a fresh great revolutionary surge is under way throughout the country to open the gate to a great prosperous and powerful nation without fail by 2012, the centenary of birth of President Kim Il Sung, under the far-reaching plan of General Secretary Kim Jong Il. This is powerfully encouraging the Korean people all out in the general advance.
Aren't we going to get bored after a while with just the "Song of General Kim Il Sung" and "Song of General Kim Jong Il"? Maybe it could switch to "Happiness of Being under the Care of Respected Supreme Commander" or "Let's Sing of Our Pride in Being under the Guidance of the General." Juche culture is so rich in possibilities.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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