North KoreaEarly this morning he said that after two failures,PyongyangA military reconnaissance satellite has been successfully launched into Earth orbit, and several more will be launched in the near future. The United States and its allies condemned North Korea’s launch as a “gross violation”.United Nationsrestrictions.
North Korea’s official media “The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)” reported that a rocket carrying a military reconnaissance satellite was launched from North Pyongan province last night and “accurately targeted ‘Mariskop 1’ from the designated path.” Flew.” 1) Reconnaissance satellite placed in orbit.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un witnessed the rocket launch at the scene and congratulated the scientists and technicians involved in the mission, the report said.
The report quoted a statement from North Korea’s National Space Development Agency as saying that the satellite took off from the Sohae Satellite Launch Site at 10:42 pm local time and entered orbit at 10:54 pm.
According to the report, the National Space Administration will launch several reconnaissance satellites in the near future to continue to acquire reconnaissance capabilities in areas of interest to the South Korean and North Korean armed forces.
Experts point out that there is significant technological overlap between launching rockets and launching ballistic missiles, but they carry different objects. UN resolutions prohibit Pyongyang from testing flying objects equipped with ballistic technology.
The United States and its allies immediately condemned North Korea’s launch, calling it a “gross violation” of UN sanctions that could destabilize the region.
However, the North Korean Central News Agency stated that “the launch of reconnaissance satellites to strengthen its self-defense capabilities is the legitimate right of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (the official name of North Korea)” because North Korea faces threats from South Korea. have to do. And the United States.
North Korea launched military reconnaissance satellites twice this year, on May 31 and August 24, but both failed. South Korea’s intelligence agency said, based on previously collected information, that North Korea had received guidance from Russian technical experts, and the chances of success in launching the satellite had increased significantly.
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