North Korea is believed to have launched a rocket carrying its military spy satellite today. According to the Kyodo and Reuters agencies, the South Korean army announced this. Similar information was also published by the Japanese Ministry of Defense. Previous North Korean efforts to launch a satellite have failed.
In connection with the missile launch, the Japanese government issued a warning to residents of Okinawa Prefecture in the south of the country, urging them to take shelter in buildings or underground. After a while she revoked the warning.
Pyongyang already tried to send its own spy military satellite into space in May and August this year, but both launches ended in failure. This week, North Korea announced that between November 22 and December 1, it will send a satellite into orbit around the Earth, the function of which it did not specify. The rocket with the satellite was apparently launched shortly before the time window announced by Pyongyang.