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    North Korea Successfully Tests High-Power Rocket Engine

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    The North Korea has successfully tested a high-power rocket engine, which will enable Pyongyang to enhance its capabilities at space exploration, local media reported Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the engine will provide Pyongyang with a capability to launch different kinds of satellites, including the Earth observation satellite at a global level.

    On September 9, Pyongyang carried out a nuclear test at its northeastern nuclear test site. The nuclear experiment is believed to be the fifth and the largest since North Korea started pursuing nuclear and ballistic missile programs, drawing condemnation from the international community.

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