The Israeli Defense Ministry and Israel Aerospace Industries launched the Ofeq 11 satellite into space from Palmachim Air Base this evening. Ofeq 11 is Israel’s most advanced reconnaissance satellite.
The launch of Ofeq 11, this evening Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
The Israeli Defense Ministry and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) launched the Ofeq 11 satellite – the most advanced reconnaissance satellite developed by the IAI – from Palmachim Air Base this evening (Tuesday). The Ofeq 11, whose objective is to collect critical intelligence, is Israel’s fifth reconnaissance satellite in space.
The Israeli security industries, the Defense Ministry and the IAI are all waiting in suspense to see that the launching was successful and that the satellite is fully functioning following the explosion that occurred two weeks ago during the launch of Israel’s Amos-6 communications satellite in the U.S.