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North Korean objects 41332 and 41333; how fast are they losing altitude?

I cited objects 41332 and 41333 launched in early 2016 as counterexamples to this answer on my highly down voted and closed but otherwise "perfect" question What regulations, agreements, or other ...
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Mechanics of Sun-Synchronous Orbit & North Korea's KMS-4

QUICK QUESTION: Is North Korea's KMS-4 in a proper Sun-synchronous orbit? https://www.n2yo.com/?s=41332 2016-009A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION: How do I tell? I want to understand the mechanics. RESEARCH:...
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What is the smallest launch vehicle that has put a satellite in a geostationary orbit?

Minotaur V might become a candidate for the smallest current launcher to put a payload in GEO, but it has only launched LADEE yet. The first satellite in GEO seems to have been Syncom 1 which launched ...
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Is this really the logo of the North Korean space program?

Reading about the North Korean space program, and its recent launch of the Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 satellite, I stumbled upon this logo: It is referenced in quite a few news stories, like here or here, or ...
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When (roughly) will North Korea's Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite re-enter?

North Korea recently launched Kwangmyongsong-4 but it wasn't entirely successful and is tumbling out of control. I read on a Wired article that “This thing is probably a failed attempt to get higher ...