Kim Jong Un's sister has vowed North Korea volition beryllium palmy successful its efforts to motorboat a spy outer - aft its astir caller effort ended successful failure.
Kim Yo Jong said it was "certain" the state would "correctly" motorboat its outer successful the "near future".
It comes aft Pyongyang's latest rocket crashed into the oversea connected Wednesday during an effort to motorboat its "Malligyong-1" outer into orbit.
In a uncommon admittance of a North Korean setback, the country's state-controlled broadcaster, KCNA, reported determination had been a "grave" defect with the rocket, and it had crashed into the Yellow Sea.
Alongside Ms Kim's comments, KCNA besides published images of what it said was the caller "Chollima-1" rocket lifting disconnected from a coastal motorboat pad.
Wednesday's motorboat was the country's sixth effort to enactment a outer into orbit, and its archetypal since 2016.
North Korea antecedently announced plans to motorboat the satellite, saying it would beryllium utilized to show US activity.
However, the motorboat took spot earlier than Pyongyang had initially outlined.
The US condemned the launch, which it said progressive the usage of ballistic rocket technology.
A outer motorboat by North Korea is simply a usurpation of UN Security Council resolutions that prohibition the state from utilizing ballistic exertion due to the fact that it is regarded arsenic a screen for rocket tests.
In her statement, Ms Kim said the criticisms of the motorboat were "self-contradiction" arsenic the US and different countries person already launched "thousands of satellites."
"The US is simply a radical of gangsters who would assertion that adjacent if the DPRK (the sanction North Korea gives itself) launches a outer ... it is amerciable and threatening," she added.
Earlier this month, North Korean person Kim Jong Un and his girl were pictured examining the country's archetypal subject spy satellite.
During his visit, Mr Kim approved an unspecified "future enactment plan" successful preparations for launching the satellite, KCNA reported.