May 20, 2024

ROK launches second spy satellite in pursuit of 24/7 monitoring of North Korea

Synthetic aperture radar will enable reconnaissance even in bad weather, with three more satellite launches set for 2025

South Korea successfully launched its second military spy satellite into orbit on Monday, pushing forward an initiative to improve the country’s ability to monitor North Korea.

The ROK’s military reconnaissance satellite was launched atop a Space X Falcon-9 rocket from the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida at approximately 7:17 p.m. local time (8:17 a.m. KST), according to Seoul’s defense ministry.

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