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Musudan-ri Orbital Launch Site

Musudan-ri is a rocket launching site in North Korea. It lies in southern North Hamgyong province, near the northern tip of the East Korea Bay. The area was formerly known as Taep’o-dong (???), from which the Taepodong rockets take their name.

Since 1984 military rockets of the types Hwasong, Nodong and Taepodong-1 were launched from Musudan-ri. The first launch attempt of a satellite of North Korea with a Taepodong rocket from Musudan-ri failed.

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