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Seoul points out that North Korean satellite launch could have failed

Seoul points out that North Korean satellite launch could have failed

The South Korean army reported on Monday that it had detected the space rocket launched by North Korea as “a large group of fragments” off the North Korean coast, which suggests that the attempt to Pyongyang Putting a second spy satellite into orbit would not have been successful.

In a statement, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) indicated that it first detected at 22:44 local time (13:44 GMT) the wake of the projectile launched from the area. Tongchang-ri (in the northwest of the country, where the space launch base for the Sohae) towards the West Sea (the name given to the Yellow Sea in both Koreas).

He projectile was detected as a large group of fragments in North Korean waters at around 10:46 pm (1:46 pm GMT), and Republic of Korea intelligence authorities. Korea (official name of the South) and the US are carrying out a detailed analysis to determine whether the flight occurred normally”, adds the text.

Source: Elcomercio