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WASHINGTON A satellite launched into orbit by North Korea on Saturday has now stabilized in its orbit around the earth, a U.S. official and a second source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

However the satellite is not believed to be transmitting any data back to earth, the second source said.

The satellite was initially tumbling in orbit, but has now stabilized, making it more successful than a launch in 2012, which failed to achieve a stable orbit, said the first source, a U.S. official who did not want to be identified by name.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by David Brunnstrom and Eric Walsh)

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First Published On : Feb 10, 2016 01:46 IST

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