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Vostok
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posted 09-06-2004 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vostok   Click Here to Email Vostok     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today (Sept. 6, 2004), at 1353, I watched the launch of Israel's spy sat "Ofek 6" (Horizon 6), from a distance of 3 Km.

It was a beautiful launch, but the third stage malfunctioned and the satellite fell to the Mediterranean sea, near Malta.

Vostok
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posted 05-03-2006 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vostok   Click Here to Email Vostok     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
EROS B is Israel's third operational remote sensing satellite currently in space. It was launched last week from Svobodny, on top of a Russian Start launcher.

Please see this website for more details and pictures.

Vostok
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posted 06-10-2007 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vostok   Click Here to Email Vostok     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just came back from the launch site for Ofek 7 - all green for Israel's newest recon satellite. It was launched on top Israel's own satellite launcher - the Shavit (Comet).

AmirBer
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posted 06-22-2010 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AmirBer   Click Here to Email AmirBer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haaretz Israeli News: Israeli satellite Ofek 9 "was launched into space (Hebrew)

Ofek 9 was lunched today (June 22, 2010) from Palmachim AFB, so far there are no official announcements about the lunch results.

If you see a satellite going the wrong way (East to West), it's not a bird.

DChudwin
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posted 06-22-2010 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Jerusalem Post reports that Israel has launched a new spy satellite, designated Ofek 9, from its launch site near the Mediterranean Sea at 10 p.m. local time on Tuesday June 22, 2010.

The satellite is reported to have improved imaging capabilities for military purposes.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-10-2014 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Israeli Defense Ministry launched the Ofeq 10 reconnaissance satellite at 2:15 p.m. CDT (1915 GMT, 10:15 pm local time) Wednesday (April 9) from the Palmachim Air Foce Base, Arutz Sheva reports.
Ofek 10 is an observation remote-sensing satellite that employs synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology with advanced "high-resolution" imagery. The satellite was developed based on previous experience accrued during the development and production of the "Ofek" series of advanced satellites, the first of which was launched in 1988.

Ofek 10 outdoes earlier models with its ability to "skip" from one target to another rather than simply "sweep" areas, defense ministry officials told reporters.

The "Ofek 10" satellite was launched into orbit by the "Shavit" multi-stage satellite launcher. Both were developed and produced by Israel's Ministry of Defense, through its R&D Department (MAFAAT). The primary contractor is Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI Ltd).

SkyMan1958
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posted 04-10-2014 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting. One of the aspects of radar is that it can penetrate the surface of the Earth to a fair depth (well over 10 meters) in arid climates. I would not be at all surprised if this satellite is being used to spy on Iran's underground nuclear facilities.

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