How Russian help could enable North Korea’s space program to finally lift off
Experts say Putin-Kim summit at spaceport shows Russia could provide technical support and even launch DPRK satellites
Russian leader Vladimir Putin gave his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un a tour of his country’s newest spaceport in the Russian Far East on Wednesday, and experts say the visit underlined the multitude of ways that Moscow could help Pyongyang’s ambitions in space finally lift off.
During the two leaders’ meeting at the Cosmodrome Vostochny spaceport, Putin answered in the affirmative when asked if Russia would help the DPRK build satellites.
“That’s why we came to Cosmodrome Vostochny,” he reportedly said, noting that North Korea is “trying to develop space [programs
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