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South Korea launches first civilian rocket amid tensions with North

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The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro, South Korea's space rocket is launched on the launch pad at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul January 30, 2013 in this picture taken by Yonhap. REUTERS/Seo Myong-gon/Yonhap

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro, South Korea's space rocket is launched on the launch pad at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul January 30, 2013 in this picture taken by Yonhap. REUTERS/Seo Myong-gon/Yonhap
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The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro, South Korea's space rocket is launched on the launch pad at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul January 30, 2013 in this picture taken by Yonhap. REUTERS/Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro, South Korea's space rocket is launched on the launch pad at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul January 30, 2013 in this picture taken by Yonhap. REUTERS/Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap
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The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro, South Korea's space rocket is launched on the launch pad at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul January 30, 2013 in this picture taken by Yonhap. REUTERS/Seo Myong-gon/Yonhap

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro, South Korea's space rocket is launched on the launch pad at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul January 30, 2013 in this picture taken by Yonhap. REUTERS/Seo Myong-gon/Yonhap
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The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro, South Korea's space rocket, is seen on the launch pad at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul January 28, 2013 in this picture provided by Korea Aerospace Research Institute. REUTERS/Korea Aerospace Research Institute/Handout

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro, South Korea's space rocket, is seen on the launch pad at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul January 28, 2013 in this picture provided by Korea Aerospace Research Institute. REUTERS/Korea Aerospace Research Institute/Handout
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