VIDEO: A Speck of Light over North Korea Shows Launching of Long-Range Rocket

Sun Feb 7, 2016 16:21:33

Japanese media film a speck of light moving over North Korea at time of rocket launch.

This picture taken from North Korean TV and released by South Korean news agency Yonhap on February 7, 2016 shows North Korea's locket launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyong 4. North Korea said on February 7, it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as a ballistic missile test for a weapons delivery system to strike the US mainland. AFP REPORTS

Japanese media filming in the border town of Dandong, China overlooking North Korea spotted on Sunday (February 7) a speck of light moving in the sky from the direction of the city of Cholsan, where North Korea's Sohae Satellite Launching Station is located.

North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbors and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test.

The US Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space and South Korea's military said the rocket had put an object into orbit, quashing earlier media reports indicating the rocket might have failed in flight.



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