August 14, 2022

North Korea’s space capabilities still lag behind its ambitions: Report

Think tank finds DPRK’s missile activity has not led to major space advances, though expert warns it could in future

North Korea’s efforts to develop its space program lag behind its ambitions, a new report by a Washington-based think tank has concluded, though an expert told NK News that Pyongyang could eventually put weapons and larger satellites into orbit.

In its annual Space Threat Assessment, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) states that the rapid succession of DPRK missile tests earlier this year, including of a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile, “has not translated to the space program.”