SKorea: Satellite working normally, sending data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's Science Ministry says the satellite it launched into space is working normally and transmitting data on its orbit.
Wednesday's launch was South Korea's first successful launch of a satellite from its own soil and comes during increased tensions with archrival North Korea over its own launch last month and a recent threat to conduct its third nuclear test.
The South Korean Science Ministry gave details of the satellite's operations in a statement Thursday.
Pyongyang has accused its rivals of applying double standards. Washington and Seoul have called North Korea's rocket launch a cover for a test of Pyongyang's banned ballistic missile technology.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the South participates in international nonproliferation agreements and demonstrated it has no military intent.
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