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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
North Korea Missile Launch Successful
By News Release @ 12:40 AM :: 6308 Views :: World News, Military

NORAD acknowledges missile launch

NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs December 11, 2012

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - North American Aerospace Defense Command officials acknowledged today that U.S. missile warning systems detected and tracked the launch of a North Korean missile at 7:49 p.m. EST. The missile was tracked on a southerly azimuth. Initial indications are that the first stage fell into the Yellow Sea. The second stage was assessed to fall into the Philippine Sea. Initial indications are that the missile deployed an object that appeared to achieve orbit. At no time was the missile or the resultant debris a threat to North America.

North Korea defies warnings in rocket launch success

BBC: North Korea has defied international warnings with an apparently successful launch of its rocket.

The rocket, launched at 09:49 local time (00:49 GMT), appears to have followed its planned trajectory, with stages falling in expected areas.

North Korea says a satellite has been placed in orbit; the US confirmed an object had been put into space.

read … Norks Finally Succeed 

Map showing projected path of rocket

 

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