The secretive Communist country has scaled up its military rhetoric in response to joint drills by US and Korean warplanes this week.
The rocket carrying the test satellite was launched to assess the satellite’s photography and data transmission systems, state media said.
The move is the latest in a blitz of launches that Washington and Seoul have warned could culminate in Kim Jong-un conducting another nuclear test.
Pyongyang fires a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern seas, Seoul says, as US aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises.
Taiwan’s capital staged air raid drills and its military mobilised for routine defence exercises, coinciding with concerns over a Chinese response to a possible visit by US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Türkiye has now become one of the few countries to own air-to-air missile technology with homegrown missiles.
The incident is "deeply regrettable", India said, adding that it is "a matter of relief that there has been no loss of life due to the accident".
The test caused a loud explosion which was heard in the skies over the Iranian city of Badroud, just 20 kilometres from the nuclear plant.
The latest test comes as both Koreas are building up their weapons capabilities in what could become an arms race on the peninsula.
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen also said that it destroyed a Houthi ballistic missile and a launchpad in Yemen’s eastern Marib province, local media reported.
The US Air Force simulated a war game against China last autumn, and the results were unsettling for Washington.
Syrian state TV has quoted an unnamed military official as saying that most of the Israeli missiles were shot down before reaching their targets near Damascus.
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