WorldViews: Introducing Ofek 10, the just-launched Israeli satellite likely designed to keep tabs on Iran

By Ruth Eglash, April 10, 2014

JERUSALEM Israel’s capacity to keep tabs on Iran was boosted Wednesday night after the successful launch into space of its 10th and most advanced satellite to date.

The satellite, which Israelis call Ofek 10 (Ofek meaning horizon in Hebrew), entered into orbit around the Earth in the early hours of Thursday morning and immediately started transmitting signals back, according to information shared by Israel’s Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries.

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