North Korea’s satellite launchesDate: 09 March 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
North Korea is planning for a reconnaissance satellite using a controversial ballistic missile technology.
North Korea is a rogue nation, which has been conducting missile tests that could target western countries.
North Korea is suggesting that it is planning to resume its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), which can carry nuclear weapons.
The country has already tested satellite-related systems, indicating that it is a matter of time before North Korea attempts to put a satellite in orbit.
North Korea’s previous launches
Till now, North Korea has performed five tests out of which it has managed to place two satellites in orbit. The last successful test took place in 2016.
It had made use of three-stage rocket booster like the Unha-3 to place the satellite. The current images show launch pad for bigger rocket.
Supreme leader of the country, Kim Jong Un had expressed his desire to put a military reconnaissance satellite.
Dual use technology
United States and the west consider the rocket testing as a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions due to dual use nature.
The same technology can be employed for missile delivery. North Korea considers it as their right to carry out space technology tests.
The previous test in 2016 was criticized by USA and South Korea for being a ballistic test in disguise as it could use it to strike continental US.