Eyes in the sky: How North Korea could realize vision for spy satellite network
Experts say one satellite has little value but lays groundwork for one day monitoring ROK, Japan and even US mainland
North Korea has made clear it will plow ahead with plans to launch a military spy satellite despite a high-profile failure last month, and it appears to be only a matter of time until the DPRK successfully places a reconnaissance asset in orbit.
But while this would be a watershed achievement, experts told NK Pro that a single satellite will have limited utility and that Pyongyang will need to develop an extensive network of spy satellites and ground stations to ensure success in the long term.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un affirmed his goal
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