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  • ** FILE ** A North Korean soldier stands in front of the country's Unha-3 rocket, which was launched unsuccessfully on Friday, April 13, 2012. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

    Rocket in position on launch pad in N. Korea

    North Korean space officials have moved all three stages of a long-range rocket into position for a controversial launch, vowing Sunday to push ahead with their plan in defiance of international warnings against violating a ban on missile activity.

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  • He said that preparations were well on track for liftoff and that international space, aviation and maritime authorities had been advised of the plan, but he did not provide exact details on the timing of the fueling or the mounting of the satellite.

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  • Two previous satellites, also named Kwangmyongsong, or Bright Shining Star, were experimental, but the third will be operational, he said.

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