The moment of launch according to pictures released by North Korea
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North Korea airs footage of rocket

12 December 2012 Last updated at 15:07 GMT

North Korean state television has aired footage from inside what appears to be a control room, as a long-range rocket was successfully launched to put a satellite into space.

The Unha-3 rocket, launched at 09:49 local time (00:49 GMT), appears to have followed its planned trajectory, with stages falling in expected areas