North Korea has seen two satellite launch failures this year
However, both attempts to launch a spy satellite this year ended in failure for North Korea.
During the first attempt in May, the satellite crashed into the sea shortly after taking off. During the third stage of its flight, the second attempt last month failed.
In October, Pyongyang’s space agency will try again.
Having a spy satellite would enable Kim to monitor incoming attacks and plot his own more accurately, according to analysts.