North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Thursday, as reported by South Korea. Meanwhile, Japan claims that North Korea fired a suspicious ballistic missile on Thursday. Prior to this, North Korea had announced its intention to launch a satellite. The South Korean military stated that North Korea has conducted a space vehicle launch.
Earlier in May, North Korea had an unsuccessful attempt at launching a military satellite. Following that, they had mentioned the possibility of launching a rocket to carry a satellite. Now, they have launched this latest rocket.