The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 sits on its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea,Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. South Korea on Thursday scrapped an attempt to fire its first satellite into orbit from its own soil amid speculation that North Korea was preparing to fire its own long-range rocket.

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This Friday Nov. 23, 2012 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Sohae Satellite Launch Station in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. DigialGlobe said Monday Nov. 26 that based on analysis of the image, North Korea could be ready to launch a missile in three weeks time from the facility. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe)