South Korea succeeded in thrusting a satellite into orbit for the first time on Wednesday, joining an elite club of space technology leaders seven weeks after the successful launching of a satellite by its rival, North Korea.
In the New York Times' article, "On 3rd Try, South Korea Launches Satellite Into Orbit," the reporter used the traditional summary lead. Following the order of the information in the lead, like an index, the technological aspect was written at the beginning, and he reported the success of the launching in conjunction with North Korea.The article accentuated its influence on North Korea, and international relations surrounding the issue. He put the important Ws among the five, Who, What, When, and Where.
The lead is specific in that it mentioned the time when North Korea launched a satellite to emphasize the rivalry between South Korea and North Korea, a war for space supremacy.
The explanation of the news itself is quite general. The name of the satellite, its purpose,and the technological aspect was not fully mentioned in the lead.