February 26, 2024

North Korea says it successfully placed military spy satellite into orbit

Kim Jong Un personally observes west coast launch as state media vows more satellites in ‘near future’

North Korea has announced that it “successfully” launched a rocket carrying a military spy satellite late Tuesday night, calling the capability a “legitimate right” after the U.S. and others condemned two failed attempts earlier this year.

The National Aerospace Technology Administration (NATA) successfully launched the military reconnaissance satellite "Malligyong-1" on “the new satellite carrier rocket Chollima-1” from the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, state media reported Wednesday morning, adding leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the event.

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