Lançamento de satélite espião da Coreia do Norte falha (1) infographic
A infografia mostra o foguetão Chollima-1 e o rumo de lançamento.


Coreia do Norte falha lançamento de satélite

By Jordi Bou

June 2, 2023 - O primeiro lançamento de um satélite espião da Coreia do Norte acabou em fracasso quando o segundo andar não funcionou, e o regime promete realizar outro lançamento logo que possível.

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: 05/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom