NDRRMC: Sokor postpones rocket launch

By Atom Araullo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 26 2012 02:31 PM | Updated as of Oct 26 2012 10:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Friday said South Korea's planned satellite launch on Friday was postponed after experiencing technical difficulties.

NDRRMC Director Benito Ramos said the East Asian nation reported a problem with the space rocket's fuel supply, forcing it to abandon plans to launch the satellite at its original schedule from 1430 to 1800 Philippine time.

Despite the postponement, the no fly, no sail, and no fishing zone on the eastern seaboard of the country is still in effect until 1800.

Debris from the rocket were originally expected to land some 540 nautical miles east of the Caraga region.

Ramos assured the public that there was nothing to worry about and that the NDRRMC was only taking precautionary measures.

"Wag silang magalala, computed ang rocket launch na ito, konting deperensiya ititgil, and it will land only in safe area," said Ramos.

The NDRRMC saif it will monitor the satellite launch.