December 12, 2012 / 2:31 AM / 5 years ago

North Korea says rocket launch successful, satellite in orbit

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it successfully launched a rocket carrying a satellite on Wednesday, putting it in orbit as planned.

The North’s official KCNA news agency said the rocket was fired from its west coast satellite launch site.

Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Choonsik Yoo

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