North Korean media claims launch success

North Korea’s state media has claimed success in its attempt to put a satellite in orbit.

Here’s the KCNA bulletin that ran just after noon local time:

The second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 successfully lifted off from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province by carrier rocket Unha-3 on Wednesday.

The satellite entered its preset orbit. — KCNA, December 12, 2012.

And here’s the special news broadcast that went out on state TV at just before 12:05pm on Wednesday:

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  1. Has there been any independent confirmation?

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