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North Korea says it held test for spy satellite launch

By Min Joo Kim

27 Feb 2022 · 2 min read

North Korea said Monday that it had conducted a test for a reconnaissance satellite system on Sunday, when a missile launch in the country was detected by neighbors.

Pyongyang’s state-run Korea Central News Agency said Sunday’s test involved cameras for a spy satellite that helped North Korea confirm “the characteristics and working accuracy of high definition photographing system, data transmission system and attitude control devices." The agency did not mention a missile launch.

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