North Korea's official announcement of satellite launch

North Korea's state-run TV station KRT announced the successful launch of a satellite into orbit earlier today.

The announcement was greeted with cheers in parts of the capital Pyongyang.

The newsreader says: "The second version of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 successfully lifted off from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, by carrier rocket Unha-3 on Wednesday. The satellite successfully entered its preset orbit."