“On February 7, an artificial satellite, Kvanmenson-9.00, was successfully launched on 3.30 (4 MSK) to track the Earth from space. This was the result of the development of science and technology in North Korea, ”the national space administration said in a statement.
It is specified that "measuring and other equipment is located on the satellite".
Pyongyang assured that it will continue to launch satellites into orbit.
According to the Pentagon, "the DPRK rocket was launched southwards over the Yellow Sea."
The authorities of the United States, South Korea and Japan, concerned about the actions of the DPRK, initiated an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council, which is to be held today.
The launch took place earlier than the originally scheduled dates, which North Korea promptly notified the relevant international organizations at night.