Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile site, analy

  Satellite images appear to show that North Korea has begun rebuilding a portion of a facility previously used to test long-

range missile engines, analysts said Tuesday, raising potential questions about the future of US-North Korea negotiations.

  The Center for Strategic Studies’ Beyond Parallel project and 38 No

rth, both respected North Korea monitoring websites, each said it had observed activ

ity at the Tongchang-ri satellite launch facility, which has been dormant since about August of last ye

ar.Tongchang-ri is one of the few known missile component development facilities inside North Korea.

  38 North found that efforts to rebuild the site’s launch pad and missil

e engine test stand began sometime between February 16 and March 2, meaning work began

either in the days before, during, or immediately after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Don

ald Trump abruptly ended their second summit in Hanoi on February 28 without signing a deal.

  Satellite launches use similar technology as ballistic missiles, and experts have long cautioned that North Ko

rea’s attempts to shoot satellites into space could help them develop viable long-range ballistic missiles.

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