Video of Korea successfully launching a solid-fuel rocket
According to South Korean military officials, on March 30, the country successfully launched a solid-fuel rocket into space.
“The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) South Korea conducted a test at a launch site in Taean County in South Chungcheong Province, 150km southwest of Seoul, to confirm the capabilities of this domestically produced missile,” Yonhap news agency quoted the statement as saying. stated by the Korean Ministry of National Defense.
|South Korea’s solid-fuel rocket was launched on March 30. Photo: Yonhap|
“Defense Minister Suh Wook and many senior military officials attended the event. The successful launch marked an important milestone in South Korea’s efforts to independently enhance space surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities,” the statement added.
According to South Korea’s Defense Ministry, the launch took place at a “very serious time when the North Korean regime recently violated the ban and conducted a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)”.
Earlier, North Korea confirmed that it had tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-17 at the order of the leader. Kim Jong Un.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the Hwasong-17 flew 1,090km, reached a maximum altitude of 6,248km and hit a target at sea during its 67-minute journey. The launch met the technical objectives and proved that the country’s new ICBM can be deployed quickly in wartime.
Video: Korean Ministry of Defense
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