NewsIntelligence findings reveal North Korea sends rocket data to Russia

Intelligence findings reveal North Korea sends rocket data to Russia

Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un
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8:01 AM EST, November 24, 2023

North Korea launched a rocket that positioned the Malligyong-1 satellite into orbit on November 21st. New reports indicate Russia played a part in this event. As it turns out, Pyongyang previously sent all their rocket plans and data to Moscow.

The North Korean Space Agency announced that the "Chollima-1" carrier rocket had set the Malligyong-1 satellite into orbit Tuesday evening (Eastern Time). The latest intelligence data suggests that Russia may have provided North Korea with technological guidance for this endeavor.

Russia advises North Korea

South Korean legislator, Yoo Sang-beom, shared a statement issued by the National Intelligence Service with reporters. According to the statement, North Korea "provided Russia with design plans and data related to the carrier rocket".

After receiving the data, Russia then shared the results of their analysis. Consequently, it appears Russia's assistance played a significant role in the success of this carrier rocket - he added.

Cheon Seong-whun, the former security strategy secretary at the Presidential Office of South Korea, anticipates more. It's predicted that North Korea will seek additional advice to be capable of launching multiple satellites in the future. Kim Jong Un is reportedly intent on monitoring South Korea, Japan, and the US.

Russia's technological support can certainly aid North Korea in establishing a thorough satellite surveillance system. Given Russia's technological capabilities, it's undeniably advantageous for North Korea - he stated.

In reaction to Tuesday's satellite launch, Seoul took measures to suspend the inter-Korean military pact partially partially. As reported by, this decision was made during an exceptional government meeting led by South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo. The inter-Korean peace agreement was formed in April 2018.

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