North Korea has announced that it will launch its new satellite later this week. South Korea and Japan already said that this would be a violation of the ban on testing ballistic weapons, but Pyongyang does not pay attention to this.
North Korea to launch satellite
The authorities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, better known as North Korea, have announced that they are going to launch a satellite into space. When exactly this will happen is not announced, but it is expected that the launch will take place from August 24 to 31 from the Sohae cosmodrome, which is located in the north-west of the country near the border with China.
The North Korean authorities have already warned neighboring countries that the trajectory of the rocket will take place on the Yellow and East China Seas. But the neighbors of the most communist country in the world are not happy about its activity as always.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has already stated that this launch is clearly illegal. The UN Security Council has banned North Korea from testing ballistic weapons and the upcoming launch is a clear violation of this document. The South Korean government also noted the obvious unfriendliness of such a step.
New launch attempt
North Korea has been trying to become a space power since the end of 1998. After a series of unsuccessful launches in December 2012, the country still managed to put into orbit a spacecraft called Inha-3.In 2016, there was another launch, which the country’s authorities consider successful, although the US Space Command announced that the satellite was not sending signals.
On May 31, 2023, North Korea tried to launch the Malygyong-1 satellite again, but the rocket with it fell into the sea and was caught by representatives of South Korea. They investigated it because they considered it intelligence. However, it turned out that it did not represent significant military value.
However, no one knows what the spacecraft that the DPRK will launch from August 24 to 31 will be like. On these days, the US will hold a meeting with South Korea, at which security will be discussed. And this launch really looks like a provocation. However, the communist government of the country continues to convince everyone that its goal, on the contrary, is to strengthen peace.
According to www.space.com
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