The North Korean government shows the test-firing of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile on November 18. Photo: KCNA via AP/File
The North Korean government shows the test-firing of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile on November 18. Photo: KCNA via AP/File
North Korea

North Korea hails development of new spy satellite, but analysts say it is ‘useless’

  • Rocket carrying test satellite was launched on Sunday to assess its photography and data transmission systems, state media said
  • One analyst said it was too early to judge if launch was a success, and suggested the test may have been a cover to launch ballistic missiles

The North Korean government shows the test-firing of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile on November 18. Photo: KCNA via AP/File
The North Korean government shows the test-firing of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile on November 18. Photo: KCNA via AP/File
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