General Satellite Control Center
|General Satellite Control Center|
Technicians at their desks before Kwangmyongsong-3 launch in 2012.
|Built by||North Korea|
The General Satellite Control Center is the main mission control center of North Korea's space program. It is located in Ryongsong-guyok (룡성구역), Pyongyang in a two-storey white building, 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.