North Korea failed to launch intelligence satellite

Last Updated on May 28, 2024 1:38 pm

North Korea’s attempt to put a second intelligence satellite into orbit has failed. The country’s attempt failed when the rocket carrying the satellite exploded in mid-air.

Earlier, the South Korean military had reported the launch of an ‘unidentified projectile’. And then on Monday midnight, North Korea confirmed this information.

North Korea’s deputy director general of the National Aerospace Technology Administration said in a report published in state media that the launch of the new satellite carrier rocket failed. It exploded mid-air during the flight of the first stage.

According to the report, the initial analysis suggested that the new liquid fuel rocket motor was responsible for the failure. However, other possible causes are also being investigated.

Earlier, South Korean and Japanese officials said the launch appeared to have failed.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea fired an “unidentified projectile” into the southern part of the Yellow Sea, and several fragments were seen in the sea a few minutes later.

Japan’s state broadcaster NHK reported similar results.

Source: Al Jazeera

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