North Korea has successfully launched its third military satellite, according to South Korean Joint Chiefs. The launch comes after two previous attempts that ended in failure.
The South Korean Joint Chiefs announced that the launch has reportedly occurred. The Japanese government has issued an order for civilians in Okinawa to take shelter as the trajectory of the projectile has been identified.
On May 31, North Korea made its first launch attempt of a space launch vehicle carrying a military satellite. However, the rocket crashed into the West Sea due to a second stage failure. The state-media KCNA reported the incident.
A second launch attempt was made on August 23, but also ended in failure. The cause of the second failure remains unknown.
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