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Tribute to Generalissimos

Tribute to Generalissimos
向大元帥致謝
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea successfully launched its application satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 by means of launch vehicle Unha 3. The artificial satellite that is instrumented for data collection and communications for the observation of the earth is now transmitting “Song of General Kim Il Sung” and “Song of General Kim Jong Il.”

These songs reflect the high tribute the Korean people pay to the DPRK Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

The satellite is permeated with the painstaking efforts made by Kim Il Sung, eternal President of the DPRK, and Kim Jong Il, eternal Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.

President Kim Il Sung, advancing the slogan “Iron and machine are the king of industry!” laid out solid foundations for developing the machine-building industry on the ruins after the Korean war ignited by the United States. Under his sagacious leadership miracles were wrought in the DPRK: Machines produced machines, factories gave birth to factories, and an electric locomotive, the acme of the machine-building industry, was manufactured. On the initiative of the President and on the basis of the solid foundations of its independent national economy, the DPRK already succeeded in the 80s of the last century in producing multistage rockets that can carry artificial satellites, and has rapidly developed science and technology of manufacturing satellites.


Marshal Kim Jong Un observes the satellite launch processes

Inheriting the will of President Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il said that the country should develop science and technology to the world level within the shortest period by taking ten or a hundred steps when others were taking one, defined science and technology as one of the three buttresses in building a thriving country, and wisely led the work of satellite development.
In the closing years of the last century, when the DPRK was suffering the grimmest trials, Kim Jong Il saw to it that a strong force of competent scientific personnel was formed and provided with up-to-theminute technical means so as to pioneer the cutting-edge branches of science and technology. When the DPRK’s first artificial satellite Kwangmyongsong 1 was under development, he acquainted himself with the project and indicated the orientation and ways for its successful implementation.

By the early 1990s the DPRK completed preparations for satellite launch, and sent up its first trial satellite Kwangmyongsong 1 in August 1998, successfully placing it into orbit at the first launch.

It is not fortuitous that the Korean artificial satellites are named Kwangmyongsong or Shining Star (Kim Jong Il is otherwise called the Shining Star by Koreans).

The successful launch of second satellite by the country on April 2009 was another fruition of the painstaking efforts he made to develop science and technology and bring up competent technological personnel.

It was his lifetime instruction that the first application earth satellite should be launched in 2012 marking the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung.


Scene of the satellite launch process

True to his intention Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the DPRK, wisely led the work of launching the first application satellite without fail in 2012. It was a brilliant outcome of the unshakeable conviction and will of the Korean leader and people to add lustre to the exploits performed by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il that Kwangmyongsong 3-2 was launched successfully into orbit.

By successfully launching the satellite the Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his people paid the highest tribute to President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il. It should, therefore, be interpreted in this vein that the satellite was launched in 2012 that marked the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung and on the eve of the 1st anniversary of the death of Chairman Kim Jong Il, and is travelling its orbit, transmitting the songs in praise of the Korean leaders.

Source: Consulate General of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Hong Kong

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