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."
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