North Korean Military Satellite Launch Fails After Rocket Explodes

DPRK NATA’s Report on Successful Launch of Reconnaissance Satellite in 2023. KCNA Image

North Korea’s attempt to put a second military reconnaissance satellite into orbit failed on Monday when the rocket carrying the satellite exploded mid-flight.
According to state media, the explosion was likely due to the reliability of the rocket engine. Meanwhile, Japan reported on Monday that a WL-10 (Wing Loong-10) unmanned aerial vehicle had been operating over the East China Sea that day, marking the...

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