North Korea has notified Japan it plans to launch a satellite between Wednesday and December 1. what Tokyo and Seoul said could be a third attempt to put a spy satellite into orbit.

Iran PressAsia: North Korea has issued formal notice of a satellite launch as early as Wednesday, Japan said, with Pyongyang's third attempt to put a military eye in the sky coming after it likely received technical help from Russia in exchange for arms transfers.

The launch would be the first since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un toured Russia's modern space station in September where President Vladimir Putin promised to help Pyongyang build satellites.

The Japanese coast guard posted a notification on its website Tuesday of a launch window between November 22 and December 1, and Seoul's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries immediately issued a navigation warning for ships over the launch.

North Korea had attempted to launch what it called spy satellites twice earlier this year but failed, and South Korean officials have said in recent days that it appeared set to try again soon.

North Korea has previously identified three maritime zones that could potentially be impacted by the planned launch, two in the Yellow Sea, west of the Korean Peninsula, and a third in waters east of the Philippines.