JCS: N. Korea Launches Ballistic Missile

Write : 2017-11-29 06:57:07 Update : 2017-11-29 12:23:21

JCS: N. Korea Launches Ballistic Missile

The South Korean military says that North Korea launched what appears to be a long-range ballistic missile into the East Sea from Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, at around 3:17 a.m. Wednesday. 
 
The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said the missile soared as high as some 45-hundred kilometers and flew some 960 kilometers.
 
The missile was fired on a lofted trajectory. If it was fired at a normal angle, it would have traveled more than ten-thousand kilometers.
 
The missile is presumed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM) with a range of over ten-thousand kilometers.
 
Among North Korean missiles fired on a lofted trajectory, the latest projectile reached the highest altitude at 45-hundred kilometers. It is also the first time that the altitude has surpassed four-thousand kilometers.
 
In the previous launch on September 15th, the North’s intermediate-range ballistic missile flew 37-hundred kilometers at an altitude of 770 kilometers. 
 
South Korea and the U.S. are analyzing additional information of the launch to figure out the type of the projectile, based on its trajectory and range.
 
The U.S. and Japan also assessed the latest missile as an ICBM.
 
U.S. Pentagon spokesperson Rob Manning told reporters that the missile was "launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about one-thousand kilometers" before landing in the East Sea, within Japan's exclusive economic zone.
 
The latest missile launch comes 75 days after the North fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile on September 15th, which flew over Japan and landed in the northern Pacific Ocean. 

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