North Korean Satellite Plunges into Sea after Rocket Failure
A North Korean satellite has plunged into the sea after a rocket failure. The satellite was launched into orbit on Thursday but failed to reach its orbit. Authorities in North Korea have not yet commented on the incident.
The rocket was launched from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan County. According to reports, the rocket suffered a malfunction shortly after takeoff and fell into the sea near North Korea’s east coast.
The satellite launch was reportedly aimed at enhancing the country’s national defense. However, the launch has been widely criticized by the international community, with many countries viewing it as a violation of United Nations sanctions.
This is not the first time North Korea has attempted to launch a satellite using a long-range rocket. The country has faced numerous setbacks in its attempts to develop long-range missiles, sparking concerns over its nuclear capabilities.
In recent months, North Korea has conducted several missile tests, including launching a series of short-range missiles in March. The tests have been viewed as a provocation by neighboring countries, including South Korea and Japan.
The United States has condemned North Korea’s latest satellite launch, calling it a “reckless provocation” and a violation of international law. The U.S. has also stepped up its military presence in the region, with President Biden recently ordering an additional 500 troops to be deployed to South Korea.