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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
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