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 South Korea to halt North Korea rocket debris search

South Korea is to end its search for debris from North Korea's failed rocket launch without finding any fragments, its defence ministry said.
Muddy waters in the Yellow Sea, over which the rocket disintegrated on Friday, hampered the search of naval ships and helicopters, officials said.

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North Korea launch failure no surprise

"Space is hard" - it's a truism and we've just seen further evidence of it.

North Korea duly launched its satellite mission from the Sohae base on the Chinese border but soon had to admit the venture was a failure.
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Initial indications are that the first stage of the missile fell into the sea 165 km west of Seoul, South Korea. The remaining stages were assessed to have failed and no debris fell on land. At no time were the missile or the resultant debris a threat.
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Ed ~ The rocket technically did entered into space briefly, however, an anomaly destroyed the second stage and the satellite was not deployed.



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 North Korea launches long range rocket

North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, according to South Korea's defence ministry.
South Korean Defence Ministry spokesperson Kim Min-seok told reporters that the rocket has been fired at 07:39 local time (22:39 GMT).

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North Korea Missile Launch



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The Unha-3 rocket with the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite was successfully launched at 07:40 local time.



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 North Korean Rocket Launch Fails

The rocket is believed to have crashed into the sea. 

 

 

North Korean Launch - April 2012



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North Korea has begun injecting fuel into a long-range rocket ahead of its launch
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North Korea satellite launch provocative

The planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea was provocative, the US government said Monday.
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 North Korea moves rocket into place for launch 

North Korea has moved into place a long-range rocket for a controversial launch later this month - amid reports it is also planning a nuclear test.
Pyongyang says the Unha-3 rocket, which it plans to launch between 12 and 16 April, will put a satellite into orbit.

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