A soldier stands guard in front of a rocket sitting on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, during a guided media tour by North Korean authorities in the northwest of Pyongyang in this April 8, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files
North Korea says to extend rocket launch period to December 29: KCNA
Posted : Sunday, 09 December 2012 09:09PM
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday it would extend the period for launching a rocket carrying a scientific satellite to December 29 due to "technical deficiency" in a rocket engine module.
The North's space agency said at the weekend that it was considering a delay in the rocket launch, which had been scheduled to take place between December 10 and 22.
(Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Ron Popeski)
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