According to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim, who is also the general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), supervised the committee’s work and checked the military reconnaissance satellite No.1, which finally passed the general assembly check and test in the cosmic environment, and completed loading preparations.
Kim highly appraised the fact that the agency responsibly fulfilled its mission, which is of great significance in greatly enhancing the country’s military technical capability.
He stressed that the successful launch of the reconnaissance satellite is a national security priority and pursues the policy of the DPRK’s party and government to strengthen the country’s defense potential.
Kim stressed that this milestone represents a remarkable breakthrough in the development of the country’s space sciences and technologies, including those for military use, and set forth in detail the strategic goals to be achieved in the field of cosmic research.
Kim was accompanied by senior officials from the Arms Industry and Science and Education Departments of the Central Committee of the WPK, as well as members of the National Aerospace Development Administration and the preparatory committee.