High Resolution is a CSIS video series created and produced by the Dracopoulos iDeas Lab and features CSIS experts, including the Korea Chair. The series utilizes satellite imagery, advanced mapping, and open source analysis to address critical geopolitical challenges around the globe. Each video produced by the Korea Chair showcases a key facility related to North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program with commentary from Korea Chair experts Victor Cha and Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
The Pyongsan Uranium Concentrate Plant represents a critical component of North Korea’s nuclear research and weapons development programs. Through analysis of 100+ medium- and high-resolution declassified and commercial satellite images, this report aims to provide a new and unique look into the facility. It is also the second publication in a series analyzing North Korea’s uranium concentrate plants as well as one of the most comprehensive collections of unclassified information and satellite imagery presently available of the Pyongsan facility.
Located 150 kilometers north of the DMZ, North Korea's Yusang-ni missile operating base is one of the more recently constructed Strategic Force missile operating bases. There has been almost no open source information about this base until this study.