Malligyong-1b - Space launch mission detailed information
23 AUG 2023
National Aerospace Development Administration
Malligyong-1b (meaning "Telescope-1") was the second attempt by North Korea to launch a satellite officially declared to be for military reconnaissance purposes. It failed to reach orbit.
North Korea space launch vehicle (with possible linkage to their ballistic missile program) debuting in May 2023, named after a mythical horse of extreme endurance. Exact design is unknown, but fragments salvaged from the sea shows similarities with the previous Unha series of launch vehicles.