Does "be further from" mean "be more advanced than"?

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North Korea recently put a satellite into orbit. Doesn't that suggest it can build an intercontinental ballistic missile?
If anything, the successful launch of a satellite into low-Earth orbit in December 2012 on its Unha-3 rocket indicates that Pyongyang may be further from building an ICBM than was previously thought.

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What can North Korean missiles hit? Can we stop them? - tech - 09 April 2013 - New Scientist
No, it means the opposite. Apparently they used old style rockets for the satellite launch, which means they don't have the more advanced technology necessary for an ICBM.
 
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