National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA)The current basis for the activities of NADA is the Law on Space Development, in 2014 the 7th session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly was passed. The Act sets out the North Korean principles of peaceful development of space determines compliance with the principles of the Juche ideology (North Korean ideology) and independence, as well as the aim of solving scientific and technological problems of space to improve the economy, science and technology. The law also regulates the position of the NADA and the principles of notification, security, research and possibly compensation in relation to satellite launches. The law calls for cooperation with international organizations and other countries, the principle of equality and mutual benefit, respect for international law and international regulations for space. The law also opposes the militarization of space.
Malligyong-1 (meaning "Telescope-1") was the second attempt by North Korea to launch a satellite officially declared to be for military reconnaissance purposes. It failed to reach orbit.