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Rocket camera: Video of South Korean rocket in space

Report by Sarah Johnston, Video by Sarah Johnston

South Korea has released footage from a camera fixed to the side of a rocket that was sent into space last week.

The rocket which blasted into space on January 30 put the scientific satellite successfully into orbit

The handout video from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) shows the entire process of the rocket entering orbit and releasing the satellite.

The launch followed two failed attempts in 2009 and 2010 to launch a civilian rocket carrying a scientific satellite.

South Korea said the day after the launch the satellite had successfully made contact with the ground station.

The launch came at a time of tension resulting from North Korea's announcement that it would carry out more rocket launches and nuclear test after it was censured by the United Nations Security Council over the launch of a rocket in December.

The reclusive country declared a boycott of all dialogue aimed at ending its nuclear programme.


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