The President of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un watched the ground test of a high-thrust rocket engine on March 19, newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science.
The test was conducted to confirm the overall technical indices of the engine such as features of thrust power in the combustion chamber, accurate movement of the turbine pump, control system and various valves and their structural safety and reliability.
After being told about the production of the new high-thrust engine, he personally visited the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground at dawn to learn about the technical specifications of the engine in detail, along with preparations for the test.
The president mounted an observation post and gave an order to start the test.
The results of the test confirmed the stable maintenance of the technical indices of all systems in the whole course of engine operation after accurately reaching the expected values, and guaranteed its structural reliability.
He noted that the success made in the current test marked a great event of historic significance as it has declared the birth of the Juche-based rocket industry which has radically turned into a development and creation-oriented industry, both in name and in reality by completely doing away with dogmatism, conservatism and formalism left in the field of rocket science and the dependence on the technology of other countries.
He emphasized that the whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries.
The development and completion of a high-thrust engine would help consolidate the scientific and technological foundation to match the world-level satellite delivery capability in the field of outer space development, he noted, adding with pleasure that today, when a great leap forward has been made in the development of the rocket industry, is a day to be always remembered, a historic day which can be called “March 18 revolution”.
Source: Lao News Agency