North Korea claims spy satellite progress, posts imagery of Seoul, Incheon

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea claimed Monday to have taken satellite photos of the South Korean cities of Seoul and Incheon, as its state media boasted of success toward developing its first military spy satellite.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported an ‘important final-stage test’ involving a mock satellite that it said was launched Sunday from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in western North Korea.

Along with pictures of the launch, KCNA posted a pair of low-resolution, black-and-white images of Seoul and Incheon, presumably taken from the mock satellite.

The test was meant ‘to evaluate the capabilities of satellite photography and [the] data transmission system and ground control system,’ KCNA said.

Preparations for the spy satellite will be completed by April, the report added, citing officials from North Korea’s National Aerospace Development Administration…”

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