North Korea promises another spy satellite launch attempt

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On Wednesday, North Korea’s new Chollima-1 rocket lost thrust and crashed into the sea with its satellite payload.North Korea’s influential sister, Kim Yo Jong, declared Thursday that Pyongyang would “correctly” launch a spy satellite into space soon, a day after their first effort failed.Pyongyang has positioned its military satellite as a necessary counterbalance to the rising US military presence in the region, citing Washington’s ongoing joint drills with Seoul as just one of many examples.

North Korea’s new Chollima-1 rocket lost thrust and crashed into the sea with its satellite payload on Wednesday, according to state media in a rare same-day announcement Kim Yo Jong, the regime’s spokesperson, stated that a second effort will be made soon.”It is certain that the DPRK’s military reconnaissance satellite will be correctly placed in space orbit and begin its mission in the near future,” she said Thursday, using North Korea’s official name.Pyongyang also posted images of the new Chollima-1 rocket blasting off from a beachside launch site surrounded by flames and smoke.
The rocket, named after a legendary winged horse that appears frequently in Pyongyang propaganda, had a bulbous nose, which was allegedly utilised to deliver the satellite payload.

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