South Korea declares successful commercial satellite launch

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South Korea says it has successfully launched a test commercial satellite, which could be a big boost for its space industry.

It follows the failure of a similar rocket last year.

With the launch of this rocket, South Korea joins only a handful of other nations capable of putting a satellite into orbit commercially.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from near Naro Space Center off South Korea’s south coast.

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