October 01, 2023

Photos show new North Korean space rocket likely used ballistic missile engine

State media releases two images showing Chollima-1 rocket taking off from new launchpad before eventual failure

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. (Last updated on June 1 at 10:50 a.m. with expert comments.) 

North Korea has released two images of its failed attempt to put a military reconnaissance satellite into orbit on Wednesday, revealing that the new "Chollima-1" rocket was fitted with what appears to be an engine type also used in the country’s long-range missiles.