The Pentagon has confirmed the rocket launched, but it may have failed before entering orbit.
A spokesman for the Defence Ministry in Seoul told reporters at a briefing that the launch at taken place at 0739 local time (2239 GMT) and that South Korea and the United States were checking whether it had been a success.
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