Jun 23 2010
In the face of Iran’s race to obtain nuclear weapons, Israel strengthened its foothold in space with the successful launch of a spy satellite, which defense officials said would provide the IDF with unprecedented operational capabilities.
“This provides Israel with greater operational flexibility, since we now have another set of eyes on a target,” Chaim Eshed, director of space programming at the Defense Ministry’s Research and Development Directorate (MAFAT), told The Jerusalem Post. “This means that we have increased the rate we can visit a target.” The next spy satellite to be launched will be called Opsat 3000. It is scheduled to be sent into space later this decade and is expected to be capable of unprecedented optical remote sensing at extremely high resolution. Jerusalem Post
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