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(Hebrew: ‘horizon’)

A series of Israeli satellites. Ofeq 1 was launched by the Israeli Space Agency (ISA) and Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) on 19 September 1988, making Israel the eighth country to launch its own satellite. The vehicle conducted experiments in transmissions from space and on the Earth's magnetic field. Ofeq 2 was launched on 3 April 1990, Ofeq 3 on 5 April 1995, Ofeq 4 on 22 January 1998, and Ofeq 5 on 28 May 2002. The later satellites engaged in military surveillance.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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