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North Korea satellite 'tumbling in space'


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North Korea appears to be struggling to control a satellite it put into orbit last week, a space expert has said.


The Unha-3 satellite was launched on board a long-range rocket on 12 December, in defiance of sanctions and international warnings.


Pyongyang says the device, the size of a washing machine, is working and is beaming revolutionary songs to Earth.


But US astronomer Jonathan McDowell says it may be tumbling, and does not yet appear to be transmitting.


"Those two things are most consistent with the satellite being entirely inactive at this point," he told the New York Times.


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I like the fact that it's the size of a washing machine, and it's tumbling.


That must be the only decent bit of laundry equipment with wash and dry in North Korea, and they launched it.   :D

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