On December 18, North Korea Space Development Agency (NADA) conducted a test for reconnaissance satellite development at the Seohae Satellite Launching Station.A spokesperson for the National Space Development Agency said the main purpose was to “evaluate the capabilities of satellite imaging and data transmission systems and ground control systems”.A satellite payload equipped with 1 color camera with 20m resolution, and a multi-spectral camera, video transmitter, and other supporting equipment was launched to an altitude of 500 Km.The National Space Development Agency announced that it would finish preparing the first military reconnaissance satellite by April 2023.
The DPRK has made steady progress in the work to put the satellite on a multi-functional and high-performance basis and improve its reliability. It succeeded in developing high-thrust engine for carrier rocket and thus provided a sure guarantee for launching various kinds of satellites into relevant orbits.The work to introduce the space sci-tech achievements into various fields including agriculture, fishery, meteorological observation, communication, natural resources exploration, land management and disaster prevention is getting brisk to give a strong impetus to the comprehensive development of socialist construction.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said his country has completed the development of its first military spy satellite and ordered officials to proceed with a planned launch, according to state media.Kim, who was visiting the country’s National Aerospace Development Administration, said developing reconnaissance capabilities was a priority to counter “threats” from the United States and South Korea and that several satellites were necessary to firmly establish an intelligence-gathering capability, the state’s KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
North Korea notifies Japan of plan to launch satellite, NHK reportsSEOUL, May 29 (Reuters) - North Korea has notified Japan of its plan to launch a satellite between May 31 and June 11, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Monday, citing a Japanese government official."We strongly urge North Korea to refrain from launching while cooperating with relevant countries such as the U.S. and South Korea," the Japanese prime minister's office said in a tweet on Monday.The office said the Japanese government would do all it could to collect and analyze information from the launch.Japan's Kyodo news agency carried the same report, citing the Japanese Coast Guard.Earlier in May, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a military satellite facility, his government's state media KCNA reported.The KCNA report said Kim had approved next steps of the non-permanent satellite-launching preparatory committee.
As IMO responded to the DPRK's advance notice on its satellite launch with the adoption of an anti-DPRK "resolution", we will regard this as its official manifestation of stand that the DPRK's advance notice is no longer necessary.In the future, IMO should know and take measures by itself over the period of the DPRK's satellite launch and the impact point of its carrier and be prepared for taking full responsibility for all the consequences to be entailed from it.
Launched:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2023.05.30 - Malligyong-1 (만리경-1) [aka Kwangmyŏngsŏng-5] - Chollima-1 (천리마-1) - 21:27 - (Failure)Changes on May 31st
N. Korea vows to launch satellites at any timeSEOUL, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) -- A North Korean propaganda outlet said Wednesday the country will launch satellites at any time, following its failed attempt to launch its first military spy satellite in late May.The North made the pledge in the August edition of the monthly propaganda magazine Kumsu Kangsan, touting the country's past satellite launches as "miracles upon miracles."The North did not specify what type of satellites it will launch down the road, but it is highly likely to refer to its second attempt to launch a military spy satellite.On May 31, North Korea fired the new Chollima-1 rocket carrying its reconnaissance satellite, Malligyong-1, but it crashed into the sea due to the abnormal starting of the second-stage engine.The South Korean military said in July that the North's spy satellite has "no military utility" after it retrieved its wreckage from the Yellow Sea.Experts said the North may seek its second launch in time with the summit among leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan set for Aug. 18, and Seoul-Washington joint military drills scheduled for Aug. 21-24.
N. Korea intends to launch satellite between Aug. 24 and 31: KyodoSEOUL, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has notified Japan's coast guard of its intention to launch a satellite between Thursday and Aug. 31, a Japanese media report said Tuesday, as the secretive regime is preparing to put a spy satellite into orbit."The plan is believed to be a retry of a military reconnaissance satellite launch North Korea attempted in May, but that ended in failure," Japan's Kyodo News said in its English language report.The North launched its first military spy satellite "Malligyong-1," mounted on a new-type rocket named "Chollima-1" on May 31. But the rocket crashed into the Yellow Sea after an "abnormal starting" of the second-stage engine, according to the North's state media.South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers last week that Pyongyang could launch a reconnaissance satellite in late August or early September ahead of the 75th anniversary of the regime's founding on Sept. 9.
KCNA press release. They are calling the satellite as "second launch of reconnaissance satellite Malligyong-1", so maybe the name could be "Malligyong 1 F2". The failure was caused by "an error in the emergency blasting system during the third-stage flight", which sounds like the flight termination system was accidentally initiated. North Korea is going to try again in October.http://kcna.kp/en/article/q/ced17c79666e3aad1195adac0a9945f0.kcmsfKCNA Report on Accident in Second Launch of Military Reconnaissance SatellitePyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- The National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA) of the DPRK conducted the second launch of reconnaissance satellite Malligyong-1 aboard the new-type carrier rocket Chollima-1 at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in Cholsan County of North Phyongan Province at dawn of August 24, Juche 112 (2023).The flights of the first and second stages of the rocket were normal, but the launch failed due to an error in the emergency blasting system during the third-stage flight.The NADA said that it would make clear in a short span of time the reason why the emergency blasting system was operated abnormally.Explaining that the cause of the relevant accident is not a big problem in aspect of the reliability of cascade engines and the system, the NADA expressed the stand that it would conduct the third reconnaissance satellite launch in October after thoroughly probing the reason and taking measures. -0-
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that its second attempt to launch a spy satellite failed but vowed to make a third attempt in October.The announcement followed a statement by South Korea’s military that North Korea had launched a long-range rocket.The North’s space agency said it used the new-type carrier rocket Chollima-1 to put the reconnaissance satellite Malligyong-1 into orbit. It said the flights of the first and second stages of the rocket were normal, but the launch eventually failed due to an error in the emergency blasting system during the third-stage flight, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.The space agency said it would make a third launch attempt in October after studying what went wrong with Thursday’s launch. The agency added that “the cause of the relevant accident is not a big issue in terms of the reliability of cascade engines and the system.”Earlier Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that it detected the rocket flying above international waters off the Korean Peninsula’s west coast after its liftoff at the North’s northwestern Tongchang-ri area at 3:50 a.m. The site is where North Korea’s main space launch center is located. The North made a failed launch of a spy satellite there in late May.