卫星图像显示朝鲜准备试射导弹 Satellite Images Suggest N. Korea Preparing for Missile Test

27 November, 2012

一家卫星图像公司说,新图像显示朝鲜导弹发射场的活动增加,朝鲜有可能在数星期内试射一枚远程导弹。

地球数据公司(DigitalGlobe)星期一发布的图像显示朝鲜西海卫星发射场的人员、卡车和其他设备的活动水平提高。

地球数据说,如果朝鲜有相关计划,就可以在未来三星期内试射一枚远程弹道导弹。该公司表示,西海发射场的活动类似朝鲜4月发射火箭之前的准备活动。

拥有核武器的朝鲜说,4月发射火箭是为了把一颗卫星送入轨道。但美国及其盟国说,这是一次掩盖的弹道导弹试射,而联合国的制裁决议禁止朝鲜试射弹道导弹。

A satellite operator says new images show increased activity at a North Korean launch site, suggesting a long-range missile test could take place in just weeks.

The image released Monday by DigitalGlobe shows an increased level of personnel, trucks and other equipment at North Korea's Sohae (West Sea) Satellite Launch Station.

DigitalGlobe says if North Korea desires, it could carry out a long-range ballistic missile test in the next three weeks. It says the activity is similar to preparations seen before North Korea's failed rocket launch in April.

Nuclear-armed North Korea said the April launch was meant to place a satellite into orbit. But the U.S. and its allies said it was a disguised ballistic missile test banned under U.N. sanctions.