Israeli Spy Satellite Launches

Article written: 11 Jun , 2007
Updated: 24 Mar , 2012
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OFEK 7 Satellite Launch  Source : Israel Aerospace Ltd.Here’s a launch that went almost unnoticed. An Israeli military spy satellite blasted off on Monday morning from the Palmachim Air Force Base. This is a locally-designed and built rocket and satellite, launched completely unannounced. There isn’t much known about the satellite, Ofeq-7, except that it’s in low-Earth orbit, and will replace the aging Ofeq-5 spy satellite. Coy military officials implied that the satellite could be used to keep an eye on Iran’s military ambitions.

Original Source: Reuters


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