North Korea Confirms New Test on Spy Satellite


North Korea Confirms New Test on Spy Satellite
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang. (KCNA-Yonhap)

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has carried out data transmissions and other crucial tests demanded to develop a asset satellite, state media said Sunday, in its alternate test in about a week, showing the country intends to incontinently launch a banned long- range rocket.

The move comes as North Korea has carried out a torrent of ballistic bullet launches, including one detected by its neighbor on Saturday-in what experts have called an attempt to add new munitions systems to its magazine and pressure the United States to make concessions amid the deadlock. tactfulness. 

On Sunday, North Korea's Central News Agency said it carried out"another important test" before in the day under its plan to develop a surveillance satellite. It said authorities tested satellite data transmission, event and ground- grounded control systems. 

The KCNA dispatch didn't directly mention the launch of dumdums or rockets to carry out tests related to the satellite, but appeared to relate to the launch of the ninth round of dumdums this time, which Seoul, Washington and Tokyo saw on Saturday. Outside experts believe North Korea fired a ballistic bullet carrying a camera to carry out the tests described in the KCNA report. Last Monday, North Korea said it tested a camera designed to be placed on a surveillance satellite and released space- grounded prints of Earth, a day after its rivals said they carried out a ballistic bullet launch. 

The asset satellite is on a long want list of new munitions systems that Korean leader Kim Jong Un has promised to introduce to attack what he calls US hostility. To operate surveillance satellites, North Korea must launch long- range rockets into route. But the United Nations has banned similar launches by North Korea as it sees them as a cover to test its long- range bullet technology. 

It's not clear whether North Korea has developed cameras able enough to mount a asset satellite, as the satellite prints the country released last Monday didn't include high- resolution imagery. After Saturday's test, North Korea didn't incontinently expose new satellite prints, showing the country failed to shoot advanced- resolution images than the former one, said critic Cheong Seong-Chang at the private Sejong Institute in South Korea. 

“ While it may be successful in what it calls a' surveillance satellite launch,'it'll probably take a veritably long time for North Korea to acquire militarily meaningful surveillance technology due to strong transnational warrants that circumscribe significances of its high-tech outfit and outfit. bad civil technology,” said Cheong. 

North Korea put its first and alternate Earth- observing satellites into route in 2012 and 2016, but some foreign experts say none have transferred any imagery back to North Korea. 

The satellite launch is still believed to have contributed to North Korea's bullet development program. In 2017, North Korea conducted three tests of an multinational ballistic bullet that judges said demonstrated its implicit capability to launch a nuclear strike on the American motherland. 

Experts say North Korea is likely to launch a asset satellite ahead of a major political anniversary in April, the 110th birthday of the country's author Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Un's late forefather. 

Accommodations between Pyongyang and Washington have remained largely at a deadlock for about three times over a disagreement over US- led warrants against North Korea. Before this time, North Korea tested a range of advanced nuclear-able dumdums including bone that judges said put the US Pacific region of Guam within striking range.

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