South Korea retrieves wreckage of North Korean spy satellite

Israel National News reports: “South Korea’s military said on Wednesday it has retrieved the wreckage of a North Korean spy satellite that plunged into the sea in May after a botched launch, Reuters reports.

The South Korean military added it had found that the satellite did not appear to be capable of military surveillance.

North Korea said after the failed launch that the rocket plunged into the sea ‘after losing thrust due to the abnormal starting of the second-stage engine.’

Last month, the North said the botched satellite launch had been the ‘gravest failure’ and announced it will be preparing for another launch in the near future.

The South Korean military last month recovered parts of the rocket used in the North’s failed launch of its first military satellite…”

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