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North Korea Successfully Tests Rocket Engines to Launch Satellites

by Agatha Austria / Sep 22, 2016 11:50 AM EDT
North Korea tested rocket engine successfully.

North Korea performed a successful ground test of rocket engine for launching satellites.

The newly tested engines reportedly have "sufficient carrier capability for launching various kinds of satellites."

The communist nation's head demanded more tests to make North Korea a "possessor of geostationary satellites in a couple of years to come."

In Al Jazeera's report, Harry Fawcett described that the single rocket from North Korea has a thrust force equal to 80 tonnes. However, significant progress is not supported since the South endeavors to acquire an engine with a force of 75 tonnes.

Researchers and officials are urged to prepare for the launch as soon as possible.

Kim Jong-un was quoted saying that urgent preparation of weapons is needed to address "the enemies' harsh sanctions and moves to stifle."

Reports say that the country's leader is greatly satisfied with the test results and the scientific advancement in North Korea "despite the difficult economic conditions of the country," RT cited.

The North has been conducting nuclear warheads and missile tests for the past months. It started its nuclear devices tests back in 2006.

In February, the country conducted missile drills while its fifth nuke test was launched early this month marking the 68th founding anniversary of the North Korea's government.

Analysts presume that Kim Jong-un's regime may set-up another satellite for the Anniversary of the prevailing of Worker's Party dated Oct. 10. This will signal the international community that the country will continue its program notwithstanding sanctions.

The country is frank with its goal to create missiles armed with nuclear warheads and if threatened, the regime reportedly will use the weapons to strike the United States. There are approximately 28,500 American troops in South Korea.

The United Nations already applied strict sanctions versus the North after its fourth nuke test in January.

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