North Korea’s satellite launch fails

25 August 2023
2023-08-25 10:17

North Korea's state media reported that its reconnaissance satellite launch had failed again on Thursday due to a malfunction in the third-stage flight.

The Korean Central News Agency said that mounted on the carrier rocket Chollima-1, the satellite blasted off from the west coast space launch center in Cholsan, Pyonganbuk-do Province. North Korea specified that the flights of the first and second-stages of the rocket were deemed problem-free.

But the launch eventually failed due to an error in the emergency blasting system during the third-stage flight. The North Korean space agency added it will make a third launch attempt in October.

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