After North Korea and Japan’s successful satellite launch, South Korea jumped into space battle field, by launching its first satellite into space successfully. President Lee Myung-bak said he and nation is proud of their scientists. President said, “This launch opened a new era for South Korea in the field of space science and this will solid their defense too.”
South Korea had tried before the same, once in 2009 and second in 2010, but both the experiments were deadly flopped. This time it is successful. South Korea says it really needs a successful launch as balance of power is seriously disrupted in the territory, after North Korea’s satellite launch. South Korea was running against serious U.S. resistance regarding satellite launch. US aimed to stop long range missiles launch under the cover of satellite launch.
Previously North Koreas satellite launch was condemned by the international forces quickly and severely for violation UN resolutions. World powers believed that it was an attempt to test long range weapons capabilities.