[Simulation] Here's what North Korea's missile launch might look like
Based on publicly available stuff, Analytical Graphics has produced a computer simulation showing North Korean Unha-3 long-range rocket’s possible path, tracking assets and landing zone.
As highlighted by North Korea Tech website:
The simulation lacks of the most recent theories on the precise launch path, such as a slight dog-leg turn in the trajectory of the satellite when the third stage separates, but that’s not too important.
Take a look and you’ll have a good feel for the path of the rocket and how the first and second stages will drop into the ocean.
As already explained, the rocket will be tracked by Japanese Aegis destroyers dispatched under the air cover provided by Japanese F-15J, that will have to take care of Russian and Chinese spyplanes.
- Japan worried about Russian and Chinese intelligence-gathering planes during North Korean missile launch (theaviationist.com)
- North Korea’s Missile Launch Begins (gizmodo.com.au)
- Photos of North Korea’s newest rocket (security.blogs.cnn.com)