Nordkoreas Launch des Spionagesatelliten wird wiederholt (1) infographic
Grafik zeigt die Chollima-1 Rakete und Startstrecke.


Nordkoreas Satellit stürzt ab; weiterer Launch folgt in Kürze

By Jordi Bou

June 2, 2023 - Der Launch des ersten Spionagesatelliten Nordkoreas endete mit Absturz, da die zweite Stufe nicht richtig funktioniert hat. Kim Yo Jong, die einflußreiche Schwester von Kim Jong Un verspricht einen neuerlichen Start so bald wie möglich.

The newly developed Chollima-1 rocket, carrying the Malligyong-1 spy satellite, launched from Sohae Satellite Launch Station on May 31, at 6:29am (local time).

After the separation of the first stage, the engine of the second stage failed to ignite, causing the rocket to lose thrust and fall into the Yellow Sea.

The launch sparked emergency warnings on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa and in the South Korean capital Seoul, where the city briefly issued an evacuation warning in error. Both alerts were later lifted.

North Korean officials vowed to conduct a second launch as soon as possible, suggesting that Kim remains determined to expand his weapons arsenal and apply more pressure on Washington and Seoul.

PUBLISHED: 02/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom