General Satellite Control Center

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General Satellite Control Center
North Korea
Technicians inside the General Satellite Control Center in NK.jpg
Technicians at their desks before Kwangmyongsong-3 launch in 2012.
General Satellite Control Center is located in North Korea
General Satellite Control Center
General Satellite Control Center
Coordinates39°02′33″N 125°42′35″E / 39.0425°N 125.7098°E / 39.0425; 125.7098
Site history
Built2000-2005 (2000-2005)
Built byNorth Korea

The General Satellite Control Center is the main mission control center of North Korea's space program. It is located in Pothonggang District, Pyongyang[1] in a two-storey white building,[2] and controlled by the Korean Committee of Space Technology. The mission control center was first shown in 2009 in the KCTV broadcasting announcing the launching of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-2. Late leader Kim Jong-il visited the control center with Kim Jong-un in 2009 before the launch of the Kwangmyongsong-2 satellite.

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