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Stamp on Artificial Satellite Kwangmyongsong No. 2 Published
Pyongyang, August 5 (KCNA) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has brought out a postage stamp (souvenir sheet) to commemorate the successful launch of artificial satellite Kwangmyongsong No. 2.

Scientists and technicians of the DPRK succeeded in putting artificial satellite Kwangmyongsong No. 2 into orbit of space by means of carrier rocket Unha-2 on April 5.

The souvenir sheet carries the words "Launch of Artificial Satellite 'Kwangmyongsong No. 2' in the DPRK" in Korean and English and a photograph showing the launch of carrier rocket Unha-2, on which the national flag of the DPRK is painted.

Seen in the souvenir sheet are a picture showing carrier rocket Unha-2 and the orbit's angle of inclination, perigee, apogee and the cycle of the experimental communications satellite.

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