South Korea 'relief' at space rocket launch
South Korea has launched a rocket in its third attempt to place a satellite into space.
Live TV footage showed the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) blasting off from the Naro Space Center at 16:00 (07:00 GMT).
Shortly after, officials said the launch appeared to have been a success.
The BBC's Lucy Williamson said that the launch would be greeted with relief in South Korea.
30 Jan 2013
- From the section Asia