July 01, 2022

North Korea says it tested ‘reconnaissance satellite’ systems

State media does not disclose appearance of projectile launched Sunday as part of the satellite test

North Korea tested systems for a new "reconnaissance satellite" on Sunday, according to state media, coming after South Korea's military initially described the test as a "probable" ballistic missile launch.

Pyongyang "conducted vertical and inclined photographing of a specified area of the ground with cameras to be loaded on a satellite and confirmed the characteristics of the high-resolution camera system," the state-run Voice of Korea (VOK) reported on Monday.