N. Korea to launch reconnaissance satellite by end of October
The North Korea Institute for National Unification has informed that the country is likely to put its reconnaissance satellite into orbit from October 10th to 26th, TASS reports
Given the important events, the exact date will be agreed. For example, the 78th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of the Republic of Korea is celebrated on October 10th, and there will be also the Belt and Road Forum for International Co-operation in China, during which Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will meet.
"Pyongyang will most likely try to launch a reconnaissance satellite prior than South Korea. The North probably gives priority to the political aspect of the satellite launch, rather than its technical part," the publication reads.
This will be the third launch attempt. The previous ones in May and August were unsuccessful.