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DPRK satellite fails to enter orbit: KCNA

2012-04-13 03:20:25 GMT2012-04-13 11:20:25(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Undated file Google satellite photo shows the launch pad in Tongchang-ri base, Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Media reports said the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has launched an earth observation satellite on April 13, 2012. (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

PYONGYANG, April 13 (Xinhua) -- An earth observation satellite launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) earlier Friday morning failed to enter orbit, and scientists and technicians are now looking into the cause of the failure, the official KCNA news agency reported.

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