North Korea's Kim guides new rocket engine test, calls for satellite launch
Monday, 19 September 2016 () SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised a ground test of a new rocket engine to launch satellites, the North's state media reported on Tuesday, the latest in a rapid succession of missile-related tests this year by the isolated state.
North Korea has announced the testing of a new high-powered rocket engine for a geo-stationary satellite.
Leader Kim Jong Un was quoted as ordering officials to get ready for a satellite launch as soon as possible.
A South Korean spokesman said the new engine has improved thrust.