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North Korea Announces Failed Surveillance Satellite Launch

Pyongyang announced on Thursday August 24, through the North Korean news agency KCNA, that the launch of a reconnaissance satellite had failed due to an “error in the emergency destruction system”. North Korea, after determining the causes of the malfunction, must carry out a new launch in October.

Another setback for North Korea . After failing to launch a first satellite into space on May 31, the country led by Kim Jong-un announced on Thursday August 24 that it had failed to put its reconnaissance satellite Malligyong-1 into orbit due to a dysfunction. “The first and second phases of flight proceeded normally, but the launch of the rocket failed due to an error in the emergency destruction system (which occurred) during the third phase of flight”, North Korean government news agency KCNA said. She added that the cause of the accident “is not a major issue from the standpoint of the reliability of the cascade motors and the system”.

North Korea’s National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA) said it would “launch the third reconnaissance satellite in October after considering the reasons (for the failure) and taking action,” KCNA reported. .