Pyongyang, September 14 (KCNA) -- The director of the National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA) of the DPRK was interviewed by KCNA Monday as regards the achievements made by its scientists and technicians in the field of outer space development on the occasion of the 70th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
The field of outer space development is also registering shining achievements like all other fields this year.
The NADA is pushing forward at a final phase the development of a
new earth observation satellite for weather forecast, etc. positively
conducive to the development of the nation's economy and made big
progress in the research into the geostationary satellite, a new higher
stage in the development of satellite.
Successful progress made in reconstructing and expanding satellite
launching grounds for higher-level satellite lift-off has laid a firm
foundation for dynamically pushing ahead with the nation's development
of space science.
Space development has become a worldwide trend and many countries
are manufacturing and launching satellites for various purposes
including communication, global positioning, crop estimate, metrological
observation and resource prospecting.
The DPRK's satellite launch is also a peaceful project, pursuant to
its sci-tech development plan for building an economic power and
improving the people's standard of living.
Space development for peaceful purposes is a sovereign state's
legitimate right recognized by international law and the Party and the
people of the DPRK are fully determined to exercise this right no matter
what others may say about it.
The world will clearly see a series of satellites of Songun Korea
soaring into the sky at the times and locations determined by the WPK
Central Committee. -0-