North Korea said its second attempt to launch a spy satellite failed on Thursday and it will make a third attempt in October, the country’s state media reported.
The North’s state news agency said Thursday’s launch ended in failure due to an error during the rocket’s three-stage flight.
It cited the country’s aerospace agency as saying North Korea would make a third attempt in October after finding out the cause of the failure.
The announcement followed a statement by the South Korean military that said North Korea had launched a long-range rocket.
In late May, a North Korean rocket carrying a spy satellite crashed into the ocean shortly after takeoff, dealing a blow to leader Kim Jong Un’s effort to set up a space-based surveillance system to better monitor the US and South Korea Put. North Korea has since vowed to make a second attempt.
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first published: 24 August 2023 | at 7:19 am First