Monday, December 03, 2012
Launch campaign continues in North Korea
North Korea has installed the first stage of a long-range rocket it plans to launch this month in position, defying growing international calls to cancel the mission, a report said Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
The first stage has been placed in position at the North's Sohae satellite launch station, a South Korean government source told Yonhap news agency. The source said it was expected to take three or four days for North Korea to erect all three stages.
North Korea insists it is a purely "peaceful, scientific" mission aimed at placing a polar-orbiting earth observation satellite in orbit.