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North Korea rocket launch

North Korea rocket launch
North Korea rocket launch fails

BBC News, Friday 13 April 2012
North Korea’s keenly watched rocket launch has failed, Pyongyang has confirmed. South Korea said the rocket exploded into some 20 pieces and fell into the sea. North Korea has been surprisingly open about the failure of its satellite. A broadcaster appeared on state television within hours of the launch and admitted that the satellite had not reached orbit, and that North Korean scientists were trying to ascertain why. It marks a sharp change from previous launches, which Pyongyang had always declared successful, despite doubts from the international community. North Korea conducted a similar rocket launch in 2009. On that occasion US and South Korea analysts said the rocket failed to reach orbit – but North Korea said it was a success.


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