North Korea to launch rocket in December: KCNA
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea plans to launch a long-range rocket between December 10 and 22, the North's official news agency said Saturday.
In a statement carried by Korean Central News Agency, the Korean Committee for Space Technology said it planned to launch a working satellite after scientists had studied mistakes made during a failed rocket launch in April.
"Scientists and technicians of the DPRK analysed the mistakes that were made during the previous April launch and deepened the work of improving the reliability and precision of the satellite and carrier rocket, thereby rounding off the preparations for launch," it said.
The rocket was intended to put a polar-orbiting earth observation satellite into orbit, it said.