In an effort to beef up intelligence gathering in the face of Iran’s pursuit of nuclear power, Israel launched a new spy satellite into space on Tuesday.Word is the mad mullahs are hiding their woman folk for fear the satellite will see through their burkas. Or something like that, haven't seen a response yet, just guessing.
Called Ofek 9, the satellite was launched from Palmachim Air Force Base along the Mediterranean coast. It will be placed in low orbit by the IAI-made Shavit launcher that was used for the Ofek 7 satellite in 2007.
“This will significantly boost our intelligence-gathering capabilities,” a defense official said.
The Ofek 9 weighs about 300 kg. and can complete an orbit every 90 minutes
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