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North Korean spy satellite explodes mid-air after launch

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North Korea’s attempt to blast a second spy satellite into orbit went up in flames not long after takeoff on Monday, the hermit nation’s state news agency confirmed.
North Korea’s attempt to blast a second spy satellite into orbit went up in flames not long after takeoff on Monday, the hermit nation’s state news agency confirmed.
Pyongyang’s botched rocket launch came from its northwestern space center around the time of China, Japan, and South Korea’s first trilateral meeting in over four years.
The hermit nation claims it first successfully launched a spy satellite last year.
North Korean officials blamed the setback on an air blast issue during the first stage of the flight, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency which described it as a “reconnaissance satellite.

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