Find out about North Korea's attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit, in this SPACE.com infographic.
Source: SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration
North Korea has announced plans to launch a new long-range rocket, which it says will carry the country’s first Earth-orbiting satellite. The Unha-3 rocket launch is slated for mid-April to mark the 100th birthday of North Korea’s founder Kim il-Sung, who founded the communist state in 1948, but the announcement has sparked criticism from the U.S. and other countries over the rocket’s potential use as a military weapon. Learn some of the scant details available of North Korea’s April 2012 rocket launch plan in the SPACE.com infographic above.

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