North Korea says rocket launch a success – KCNA

Agence France-Presse
North Korea confirmed Wednesday, December 12, it had launched a long-range rocket, saying it had succeeded in its mission of placing a satellite in orbit

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea confirmed Wednesday, December 12, 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. – Agence France-Presse