Postgame orbit: North Korea’s new satellite does a Super Bowl flyover
North Korea’s newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after the Super Bowl ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped, long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to the North American Aerospace Command, which monitors all satellites in orbit.
The pass happened at 8:26 p.m., after the game. I would put it down to nothing more than a coincidence, but an interesting one.
Tech watcher Martyn Williams
North Korea says it put its latest satellite, Kwangmyongsong 4, into orbit on Sunday, but the United States and its allies see the launch as cover for Pyongyang’s development of ballistic missile technology that could be used to deliver a nuclear weapon. The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea’s launch of the long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions.