North Korean satellite is currently in orbit, says South Korean defense ministry

  • The satellite launched by North Korea is currently in orbit; however, it is not yet known whether the satellite working, the South Korean defense ministry said. Media reports quoted North Korea as saying that the launch was successful and that the Kwangmyongsong-4 is a communications satellite. However, the international community has condemned the launch as North Korea is barred under UN sanctions from using any ballistic missile technology.