SauceNorth Korea says it has begun fuelling its rocket ahead of a planned - widely criticised - launch.
Paek Chang-ho, head of the satellite control centre of the Korean Committee of Space Technology, said fuel was being injected "as we speak".
Critics fear that the launch, expected between 12-16 April, is a test of long-range missile technology.
It comes as the Worker's Party promoted new leader Kim Jong-un to "first secretary" at a rare meeting.
The party also named his late father, Kim Jong-il, as its "general secretary for eternity", state media said. Kim Jong-il died in December 2011.
Play with fire and you get burnt...:whiste: