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North Korea says rocket launch a success — KCNA



This Monday Dec. 10, 2012 satellite image provided by GeoEye and annotated by 38 North, shows recent activity at the Sohae rocket launching facility in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. AP FILE PHOTO

SEOUL —  North Korea confirmed Wednesday it had launched a long-range rocket, saying it had succeeded in its mission of placing a satellite in orbit, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

“The launch of the second version of our Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite from the Sohae Space Centre… on December 12 was successful,” KCNA said.

“The satellite has entered the orbit as planned,” it added.


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Tags: Defense , missiles , North korea , Rocket launch , Satellite


  • LuwigVonMises

    an annoying country. all dictators deserves to die the most agonizing way. but there is actually something very good about north korea they serve as an example to how bad dictatorship is. and i doubt if north korea can still last another 10 years, it think it will eventually reunite with the south and become democratic like the south.



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