December 09, 2023

North Korea to launch satellite between Nov. 22 and Dec. 1, Japan says

Launch likely to be third attempt to put military spy satellite in orbit after failures in May and August

North Korea appears set to make a third attempt to launch a military spy satellite between Nov. 22 and Dec. 1, according to a notice released by the Japan Coast Guard on Tuesday.

The maritime navigational warning includes a set of coordinates provided by North Korea for expected rocket stage drop zones in the Yellow Sea and Pacific Ocean exactly matching the zones of the first two attempts in May and August.