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Israel's "Ofeq 9" satellite was launched and successfully injected into orbit

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:18 am via: IAI
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The following announcement was issued by Israel’s Ministry of Defence spokesman on June 22nd, 2010:

“Today 06.22.2010 at 22:00 hrs, Israel’s “Ofeq 9″ satellite was launched and successfully injected into orbit by means of a “Shavit” satellite launcher.

Ofeq 9 Satellite being launched

Ofeq 9 Satellite being launched

In the next phase, the satellite will undergo several tests for validation of its serviceability and satisfactory performance.

“Ofeq-9″ is an advanced remote sensing satellite.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (IAI) developed and produced the satellite in response to an order placed by the IMOD, in cooperation with various other local industrial companies, including: El-Op, IMI, Rafael, Tadiran-Spectralink, Elisra and others.

The launch was conducted from the Israel Air Force test range.”

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Are we sure that 'Ofeq' was launched by Israel, and not Craggy Island?
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