February 25, 2024

North Korea says it took photos over Seoul in military satellite test

Pyongyang to finalize reconnaissance satellite plans by early 2023 after ‘successful’ rocket launch Sunday

North Korea claims it launched a special carrier rocket on Sunday as part of a “crucial” development test of a military reconnaissance satellite, according to state media, releasing two high-altitude images reportedly taken that day over snow-covered South Korean cities Seoul and Incheon.

The Rodong Sinmun on Monday said the test was a success and “passed the final hurdle” on the way toward “finishing the preparations for military reconnaissance satellite No. 1 by April 2023.”