N Korea’s reconnaissance satellite to be fully operational by Dec 1

Pyongyang: A recently launched North Korean military satellite will start collecting data on December 1, North Korean state-run news agency KCNA reported on Wednesday.
The National Aerospace Technology Administration (NATA) submitted a document to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying that the Malligyong-1 reconnaissance satellite will be put into operation on December 1 after completing a 7-10 day adjustment process, the news agency reported.
Earlier in the day, the space agency said it had successfully launched a new type of Chollima-1 rocket carrying the Malligyong-1 satellite from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station on the west coast of the Korean Peninsula on November 21. The rocket flew normally along the trajectory and accurately placed the satellite in its orbit at 22:54:13 (13:54 GMT), 705 seconds after launch.
The North Korean leader supervised the launch and congratulated all the personnel involved in the project for contributing to the build-up of the war deterrent force and excellently implementing the resolution of the Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
UNI/SPUTNIK

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