N. Korea Announces Failure of Military Satellite Launch

North Korea announced Wednesday that it launched a military reconnaissance satellite, but the launch failed.

The National Aerospace Development Administration of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea launched the military reconnaissance satellite "Malligyong-1" loaded on the new-type satellite carrier rocket "Chollima-1" as scheduled at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in Cholsan County of North Phyongan Pronvince, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The launched new-type satellite carrier rocket "Chollima-1" crashed into the West Sea of Korea along with the loss of thrust because of abnormal start of the second-stage motor after the first-stage separation while making a normal flight, the National Aerospace Development Administration added.

The Administration made clear that it will investigate and clarify in detail the serious shortcomings that occurred in the satellite launch, take urgent sci-tech measures to overcome them and carry out the second launch as soon as possible through various partial tests.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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