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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:55 AM

North Korea extends rocket launch window due to "technical problems"

Source: Reuters

North Korea extends rocket launch window due to "technical problems"

By Jack Kim
SEOUL | Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:32am EST

(Reuters) - North Korea has extended the window for a widely condemned long-range rocket launch by a week after discovering a "technical deficiency", the isolated state's news agency said on Monday.

The launch, viewed by the United States, Japan and South Korea as a test for developing a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, had been scheduled for December 10-22 to coincide with the first anniversary of the death of former North Korean ruler Kim Jong-il.

"(Engineers) found a technical deficiency in the first-stage control engine module of the rocket carrying the satellite and decided to extend the satellite launch period up to December 29," the KCNA news agency quoted a space agency spokesman as saying.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/10/us-korea-north-rocket-idUSBRE8B902120121210

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sharp_stick Dec 2012 #1

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:27 AM

1. My guess is that they're having difficulty

getting the photoshop of the launching rockets to look lifelike enough to publish.

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