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JAN 30, 2013 - The Guardian

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South Korea launches rocket carrying satellite in battle for space supremacy

Launch of 140-tonne rocket likely to anger North Korea, which incurred tougher UN sanctions after December launchThe battle for space supremacy on the Korean peninsula intensified on Wednesday when South Korea launched its first satellite, weeks after a similar launch by North Korea.Relief greeted the Naro rocket's flawless liftoff from a space centre on the south coast at 4pm local time. South Korea had twice failed to put a satellite into space, while two further attempts last year were aborted due to last-minute technical problems.Reports from Seoul said the 140-tonne rocket, which was ... Read More

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