A TV screen shows a report of North Korea's spy satellite going into orbit with its third launch attempt this year, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea, on Wednesday. Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man
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Japan confirms object launched into space by N Korea orbiting Earth

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congratulation!!

NK can spy Kishida's move now.

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The picture and the title make this whole thing feel like that running gag from Austin Powers............

JOHNSON!

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So, all the fuss and alert the other day was for an announced satellite launch.

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So, all the fuss and alert the other day was for an announced satellite launch.

Yes, except they didn't stick to their announcement.

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Yes, except they didn't stick to their announcement

2 hours ahead, for weather reasons according to some experts

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2 hours ahead

Yes.

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So, there's a missile orbiting the Earth? because Japan's warning systems CLEARLY said a missile had been launched.

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So, there's a missile orbiting the Earth? because Japan's warning systems CLEARLY said a missile had been launched.

It's a problem with Japanese vocabulary being limited to having to use katakana to explain the difference between a rocket launch and missile launch.

Missile launch sounds so much more sinister!

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It's a problem with Japanese vocabulary being limited to having to use katakana to explain the difference between a rocket launch and missile launch.

None of what North Korea is lobbing over its fence would qualify as a "rocket", though. All of those are missiles.

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So western countries are allowed to benefit from space technology but NK would not be allowed ?

Nothing is fair in that small world.

As if NK was going to send one missile to attack Japan LOL.

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NK already has a satellite in orbit now, prior to this. It's probably a communications satellite so their TV can air that Commie BS propaganda to the NK public.

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If it's just orbiting the earth, it must be an ordinary satellite, not a reconnaissance satellite. Eventually, though, North Korea is sure to perfect the know-how of launching a spy satellite.

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