Here’s what we know about Kwangmyongsong-4 so far

North Korea’s Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite is up in space and orbiting the globe. The country’s media said the launch took place a 0030 UTC on Sunday — something that matched with detection of the launch at around 0031 UTC. The rocket appeared to keep largely to its intended…

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U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea, vows action

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest rocket launch and promised to take punitive steps, while Washington vowed to ensure the 15-nation body imposed “serious consequences” on Pyongyang as soon as possible. “The…



North Korea claims satellite success, US confirms object in orbit

North Korea says it successfully launched a satellite on Sunday morning and a U.S. military space monitoring system confirms it did put something into space. The launch of the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite took place at 0030 UTC, according to state media, which said it entered its orbit 9 minutes and…


North Korea launches rocket

North Korea launched a rocket from the Sohae Satellite Launch Center at 0031 UTC on Sunday. First indications are that the launch was successful, with the first and second stages of the rocket and the satellite fairing falling into the broad areas of the sea they…


All systems go? DPRK brings forward launch window

North Korea has brought forward and shortened the launch window for its Kwangmyongsong satellite — a strong sign of confidence that the rocket is ready to launch and good weather is expected. Originally the country had told international shipping, aviation and telecommunications organizations that the…