North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided the ground jet test of newly developed high-thrust engine at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on Saturday, according to Korean Central News Agency.
The test was conducted to confirm the overall technical indices of the engine such as features of thrust power in the combustion chamber, accurate movement of turbine pump, control system and various valves and their structural safety and reliability.
The test was successfully carried out, KCNA reported.
Kim Jong Un noted that the success made in the current test marked a great event of historic significance and emphasized that the whole world will soon realize the weighty significance of the great success in the test.
The development and completion of a new-type high-thrust engine would help consolidate the scientific and technological foundation to match the world-level satellite delivery capability in the field of outer space development, he noted, adding with pleasure that today when a great leaping forward has been made in the development of the rocket industry is the day to be always remembered, a historic day which can be called "March 18 revolution".