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U.S. military: N.K. rocket 'appeared to achieve orbit'

All Headlines 13:28 December 12, 2012

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. military said Tuesday that North Korea's rocket seems to have reached orbit.

"Initial indications are that the missile deployed an object that appeared to achieve orbit," North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement.

The command said its missile warning systems detected and tracked the launch of a North Korea missile at 7:49 p.m. (Washington time).

"Initial indications are that the first stage fell into the Yellow Sea. The second stage was assessed to fall into the Philippine Sea," it added. "At no time was the missile or the resultant debris a threat to North America."



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