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Kwangmyongsong 3-2 Launch, 2012 December


NOTAM

2012 December 1, North Korea issued a Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) outlining the danger areas during the planned launch of the second Kwangmyongsong 3 satellite. There are some differences from the NOTAM that covered the earlier launch attempt but it implies that the launch trajectory is planned to be similar.

The major difference is the inclusion of an impact zone for the two halves of the payload fairing. The warnings for the 2012 April event did not cover it.

For comparison, the April data is further down the page.
A0108/12 - DETAILED INFORMATIONS ON THE LAUNCH OF SATELLITE ?KWANGMYONGSONG -3?(2) 
ARE AS FOLLOW: 
1. SATELLITE LAUNCH STATE: DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA 
2. LAUNCH SCHEDULE: RESERVED DATE: 09-22 DECEMBER 2012 TIME: 2200-NEXT 0300(UTC) DAILY 
3. PLACE OF LAUNCH: SOHAE SATELLITE LAUNCHING STATION IN CHOLSAN COUNTY, 
NORTH PYONGAN PROVINCE
4. DANGEROUS AREA COORDINATES: 
FIRST STAGE 354406N 1243030E 354407N 1245423E 345836N 1243232E 345843N 1245611E 
SECOND STAGE 181344N 1234837E 181254N 1244520E 153107N 1234624E 153017N 1244219E 
FAIRING 334006N 1240747E 333951N 1251229E 322422N 1240750E 322407N 1251137E. 
GND - UNL DAILY 2200-NEXT 0300, 09 DEC 22:00 2012 UNTIL 22 DEC 03:00 2012.

2012 April - Navigation Warning

For comparison, here is the equivalent information for the launch attempt of the original Kwangmyongsong 3.

The form of words and layout is different but the message is the same. This is a maritime warning issued for the use of surface shipping that might be in the affected area.
5162(T)/12. YELLOW SEA & PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, Eastward--Launching of Rocket.
 Impact hours 2200UTC to 0300UTC commencing daily 11 to 15 April 2012
 1st stage impact area bounded by line joining four positions
(1) 35-12-25N 124-52-23E
(2) 35-12-13N 124-30-34E
(3) 35-55-20N 124-32-10E
(4) 35-55-10N 124-50-25E
 2nd stage impact area bounded by line joining four positions
(5) 15-08-19N 124-46-15E
(6) 15-09-35N 123-45-27E
(7) 19-24-32N 123-54-26E
(8) 19-23-08N 124-45-13E
Charts temporarily affected.--W373(1 to 4)--W1209(5 to 8)--W1004A(INT 509).
(IMO. SN. 1/Circ. 307)


Japan's Reaction

December 7, Japan made its thoughts known:
J7740/12 - ALL VFR ACFT ARE REQUESTED TO AVOID FLYING IN FOLLOWING AIRSPACE
AS FAR AS POSSIBLE DUE TO THE ANTIBALLISTIC MISSILES MAY BE
LAUNCHED FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF AN OBJECT PROPELLED BY ROCKET
LAUNCHED FROM NORTH KOREA.
AIRSPACE :
(1) WI A RADIUS OF 30KM OF 244559N1251932E(MIYAKOJIMA)
(2) WI A RADIUS OF 30KM OF 241954N1240837E(ISHIGAKI)
RMK/EXC ACFT OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES,DOCTOR HEL AND ACFT WITH PRIOR
COORDINATION WITH JAPAN SELF DEFENSE FORCE.
FOR COORDINATION WITH JAPAN SELF DEFENSE FORCE CONTACT
TEL:03-3268-3111(EXT20512 OR 20514) FAX:03-5229-2136. SFC - UNL, 2100/0400,
09 DEC 21:00 2012 UNTIL 22 DEC 04:00 2012. CREATED: 07 DEC 08:03 2012


J7739/12 - ALL VFR ACFT ARE REQUESTED TO AVOID FLYING IN FOLLOWING AIRSPACE
AS FAR AS POSSIBLE DUE TO THE ANTIBALLISTIC MISSILES MAY BE
LAUNCHED FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF AN OBJECT PROPELLED BY ROCKET
LAUNCHED FROM NORTH KOREA.
AIRSPACE :
(1) WI A RADIUS OF 30KM OF 261142N1273831E (NAHA)
(2) WI A RADIUS OF 30KM OF 261014N1274854E (CHINEN)
(3) WI A RADIUS OF 30KM OF 262223N1274732E (KADENA)
RMK/EXC
(1) ACFT OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND DOCTOR HEL(THEY ARE, HOWEVER,
REQUESTED TO COORDINATE BEFOREHAND WITH U.S. FORCE JAPAN FOR FLYING
IN AIRSPACE(3))
(2) ACFT WITH PRIOR COORDINATION WITH BOTH JAPAN SELF DEFENSE
FORCE AND U.S. FORCE JAPAN FOR FLYING IN ANY AIRSPACE ABOVE.
FOR COORDINATION WITH JAPAN SELF DEFENSE FORCE CONTACT
TEL:03-3268-3111(EXT20512 OR 20514) FAX:03-5229-2136
WITH U.S. FORCE JAPAN CONTACT TEL:098-961-4647. SFC - UNL, 2100/0400, 09 DEC
21:00 2012 UNTIL 22 DEC 04:00 2012. CREATED: 07 DEC 08:03 2012


J7738/12 - ALL ACFT INTENDING TO FLY WI FUKUOKA FIR ARE ADVISED TO PAY SPECIAL
ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.
THE ANTIBALLISTIC MISSILES MAY BE LAUNCHED FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF
AN OBJECT PROPELLED BY ROCKET LAUNCHED FROM NORTH KOREA IN
ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 82-3 OF JAPAN SELF DEFENSE FORCE LAW.
SOME OF THOSE ARE DEPLOYED AT POSITIONS BLW,
(1) ICHIGAYA   354136N1394352E
(2) ASAKA      354706N1393515E
(3) NARASHINO  354238N1400409E
(4) NAHA       261142N1273831E
(5) CHINEN     261014N1274854E
(6) MIYAKOJIMA 244559N1251932E
(7) ISHIGAKI   241954N1240837E. SFC - UNL, 2100/0400, 09 DEC 21:00 2012 UNTIL
22 DEC 04:00 2012. CREATED: 07 DEC 08:03 2012

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Updated: 2012 Dec 9
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