North Korea ups ante with apparent longer-range missile test

(www.japantimes.co.jp)

Sunday's launch appeared similar to a May 2017 test of a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile and hit a maximum altitude of around 2,000 km, flying 800 km for roughly 30 minutes.

The International Space Station orbits at an altitude of 408km, meaning North Korea launched something five times farther into space? How does something have a “maximum altitude of 2000km” if the thing flew only 800km?

Is this NYTimes subsidiary using the same math for North Korean rockets as they do for COVID case counts? 🤨