The tension between South Korea and North Korea is well known. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is known for his missile tests. Once again he has surprised the whole world. Actually, North Korea has issued formal information about the satellite launch. After which the tension has increased further.
North Korea had released this information on Wednesday itself. It is noteworthy that this step has been taken despite warnings from South Korea and several UN resolutions banning Pyongyang from using ballistic missile technology.
Indeed, Japan's coast guard said on Tuesday that North Korea informed Japan about its plan to launch a rocket carrying a space satellite in the direction of the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea between November 22 and December 1. Is. If it does so, it would be the third attempt by the nuclear-armed state to put a spy satellite into orbit this year.
The last two attempts were unsuccessful
Two previous attempts to put North Korea's first spy satellite into orbit failed, and after the last attempt in August, North Korean scientists promised to try again in October.
The launch would be the first since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a rare trip abroad in September and visited Russia's most modern space launch center, where President Vladimir Putin promised to help Pyongyang build satellites.
North Korea's notice on Monday came after the US condemned the possible sale of hundreds of missiles to Japan and South Korea, calling it a dangerous act that increases tensions in the region and ushers in a new arms race.
What is North Korea's plan?
Following North Korea's notice of the satellite launch, the Japanese Prime Minister's office said on social media that the country would join with the US, South Korea and others to "strongly urge" North Korea not to proceed with it.
Pyongyang is seeking to put a military spy satellite into orbit, saying it is planning a fleet of satellites to monitor the movements of US and South Korean troops.
Satellite was launched earlier also
North Korea launched a satellite on May 31, which fell into the ocean. The new Chollima-1 launcher failed due to instability in the engine and fuel system, the news agency reported. The country tried to complete the mission on August 24, but it failed again after the rocket booster's third stage developed a problem.
The US and its allies have called North Korea's tests of satellite systems a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions, which prohibit any development of technology applicable to North Korea's ballistic missile programs.