In the statement made by the South Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), it was reported that the 200-ton “Nuri” rocket, also known as KSLV-II, was launched from the Naro Space Center in the country’s southern coastal town of Goheung at 18:24 local time.
The launched satellites will help South Korea accumulate technology and practical knowledge to place military spy satellites in orbit and develop long-range missiles, experts said.
Moon Seong Mook, an analyst at Seoul-based Korea National Strategy Research Institute, said in a statement on the subject, “North Korea must have been worried about the satellite launched by South Korea. Because what Kim Jong Un is most interested in right now is to have a spy satellite in the South. They have a strong desire to launch a spy satellite before Korea.” used the phrase.
South Korea expected to launch its first spy satellite this year
South Korea, which already uses US spy satellites to monitor North Korean facilities, is expected to launch its first spy satellite this year.
Last year, South Korea used the “Nuri” rocket to place a satellite in orbit and became the 10th country to send satellites into space with its own technology, and became the 7th country to develop a rocket that will send satellites weighing more than 1 ton into space.
Yesterday, the launch of the domestic production rocket called “Nuri”, which was expected to be sent to space, was delayed due to technical reasons.