November 30, 2017 | Nov 28, 2017 | North Korean missile reached an altitude of 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles) and traveled a distance of 960 km (600 miles), South Korean military says - Yonhap (37°33′N 126°58′E) | Blogger: Whaaat! 😵 Something is wrong!. Mispelling?. Copy-cat nightmare?. Propaganda?. Fake News? All the MSM media outlets has stated clearly, that the altitude of the missile were measured to go straight up into the air, i.e. reached a height of 4,500 kilometer (towards the moon? - 384,400 km away), perhaps they meant; 'RANGE', not 'ALTITUDE'? 😏😏 An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of 5,500 kilometres (3,400 mi) primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery... -- North Korea Claims New Missile Makes It A Nuclear Power.. Okay.. New missile test shows North Korea capable of hitting all of US mainland.. Right .. North Korean missile reached an altitude of '4,500 kilometers' (above exobase / thermopause).. WHAT? Low Earth orbit (LEO): altitude from 180 km - 2,000 km (1,200 mi) Medium Earth orbit (MEO): altitude from 2,000 km (1,200 mi) - 35,786 km (22,236 mi). Also known as an intermediate circular orbit. Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO): altitude of 35,786 kilometres (22,236 mi). High Earth orbit (HEO): altitude of geosynchronous orbit 35,786 km (22,236 mi)... The International Space Station - 330-410 km... Mir/Orbit height - 358 km... GPS satellites orbit? approximately 20,200 km... (Outer space:) 100 km (62 mi) There is no definite altitude above the Earth's surface where outer space begins. However, the Kármán line, at an altitude of 100 km (62 mi) above sea level, is conventionally used as the start of outer space in space treaties and for aerospace records keeping... Maybe I've got it wrong 🙏 (thanks to KBSKH from DKR from giving me pointers to this story)... |