The Tongchang-ri rocket launch facility in North Korea is seen in this handout satellite image from DigitalGlobe

 
The Tongchang-ri rocket launch facility in North Korea is seen in this handout satellite image from DigitalGlobe
The Tongchang-ri rocket launch facility in North Korea is seen in this handout satellite image from DigitalGlobe taken on April 9 and released April 11, 2012. North Korea rejected international protests over its planned long-range rocket launch and said on Wednesday that it was injecting fuel "as we speak", meaning it could blast off as early as Thursday. If all goes to plan, the launch, which North Korea's neighbours and the West say is a disguised ballistic missile test, will take a three-stage rocket over a sea separating the Korean peninsula from China before releasing a satellite into orbit when the third stage fires over waters near the Philippines. REUTERS/DigitalGlobe/Handout (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS