After a widely condemned rocket launch of North Korea over the weekend, which, according to North Korean official is loaded with a satellite that will be placed in space is now “tumbling in orbit,” meaning that the purported Earth observation satellite is not working properly.

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A North Korean Unha-3 rocket launch / KNS/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. officials said Monday that while the Unha 3 rocket was able to get its payload into orbit, it has been tumbling ever since. Which means the North Korean “Kwangmyongsong-4” satellite is not functioning properly.

With the present condition of North Korean satellite it considers that “what goes up also goes down”. According to the report, a systematic calculation has been made following the path that there is a possibility of re-entry and it will crash somewhere in the vicinity of South East Asia.

Prior for the rocket launch:

The United States has verified that the North Korea could put a satellite or some space gadget into space, but we’re not sure if their technology can guarantee to function well. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said.

In any case, that he would leave describing how fruitful that was toward the North Koreans.

The launch has drawn broad condemnation from around the globe as a spread for a ballistic missile test banned under U.N. Security Council resolutions.


North Korea says its rocket launches are aimed for placing satellites into space, asserting it has the privilege to the peaceful use of space.

North Korea considers the launch to have been a success because the payload reached orbit. That is of most concern, said the U.S. official, since the same technology used to get a payload into orbit, is the same needed for a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States. – R.Beerlak