South Korea has successfully launched it’s Naro-1 rocket into space for the first time, on board is a Science and Technology Satellite (STSAT 2C).
Previous attempts by South Korea in 2009 and 2010 both failed.
Last month North Korea launched their Unha-3 rocket into space which was followed by further UN sanctions.
Why is it that two nations who are technically still at war face a situation of complete double standards?
North Korea launches a space rocket, gets more UN sanctions, South Korea launches a space rocket, gets a pat on the back.
Whether we agree or not with North and/or South Korean politics and general way of doing things surely they must be treated in the same way considering their joint history and the fact that both sides over-step the cease fire agreement.
South Korea has cancelled its latest Naro-1 rocket due to technical difficulties, it would have been the third attempt at putting a Naro-1 into space after two previous failed attempts in 2009 and 2010.
North Korea thinks that because they had a successful rocket launch and the South failed that they have decided to take out their frustration on lighting a ‘Christmas tower’ by the border, scary stuff.
The real question is how comes no-one cares that the South is continually trying to launch rockets when when the North tries it’s ‘illegal’ or highly worrying? Another case of double standards?