S. Korea: N. Korean Satellite Did Not Reach Orbit

South Korea's presidential office says North Korea's satellite did not reach orbit as the communist nation claims.

Pyongyang earlier claimed success in launching its communication
satellite into space.

State-run media said Sunday that the satellite was already transmitting data and patriotic odes to leader Kim Jong Il and founder Kim Il Sung.

President Barack Obama and Japanese leader Taro Aso have called the launch a provocative move that violates a U.N. Security Council resolution barring North Korea from such launches.

A Security Council session is set for Sunday afternoon in New York.


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  • by FYI Location: somewhere in NC on Apr 5, 2009 at 06:23 PM
    What was the difference between the Wright Brothers plane and the North Korean satellite? The Wright Brothers plane probably stayed up longer....
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Apr 5, 2009 at 05:04 PM
    Kim Jong Il's paper airplane failed????? Surprise.....
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