|Mission duration||Failed to orbit|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||April 5, 2009, 02:20:00UTC|
|Perigee||490 kilometres (300 mi)|
|Apogee||1,426 kilometres (886 mi)|
Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 (Hangul: 광명성 2호, Hanja: 光明星 2號, meaning Bright Star-2) is, according to its estimated trajectory, a North Korean satellite, although it was suggested that it might be an intercontinental ballistic missile. According to the South Korean government, North Korea launched the rocket around 11:30 a.m. (0230GMT) Sunday 5 April 2009 from the coastal Musudan-ri launch pad in northeastern North Korea.