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Israeli launch schedule
« on: 10/08/2006 11:29 AM »
The last launch from Israel was on September 6th 2004 that wich ended with the satellite on the Mediterranian Sea. We know that Isreal uses other satellites apart from the Ofek series (like the recently launched EROS-B sat) for military and civilan observation.

I think that the Ofek-7 launched was planned for 2006 and delayed to 2007 (January??), but anyone has other informations regarding a possible Israeli launch schedule?

Also, for some years there were some rumors about possible Israeli orbital launch failures. They were trying the Jericho missile and maybe some of these launches were associated with possible orbital atempts.

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RE: Israel launches - what about?
« Reply #1 on: 10/16/2006 11:37 PM »
The launch of Ofeq' 7 is now planned for August 2007!

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Re: Israel launches - what about?
« Reply #2 on: 12/19/2006 03:57 PM »
It seems there was a launch (reported as successful) from Palmahim on July 12, 2005.

Must have been a test launch since nothing actually went into orbit. A Shavit upgrade was apparently mentionned in Israeli press.

Does anyone have better information?
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Re: Israel launches - what about?
« Reply #3 on: 12/20/2006 04:00 PM »
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Space Lizard - 19/12/2006  10:40 AM

It seems there was a launch (reported as successful) from Palmahim on July 12, 2005.

Must have been a test launch since nothing actually went into orbit. A Shavit upgrade was apparently mentionned in Israeli press.

Does anyone have better information?

There are some stories about some orbital launch failures by the Shaviyt or the Jericho-2 but it's the first time I read something about this one. It would be interesting to find something about ths launch!

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Re: Israel launches - what about?
« Reply #4 on: 04/06/2007 02:49 PM »
On July 12, 2005, Israel successfully tested a new version of the Shavit from the Palmachim test site. The new vehicle is expected to have a payload capacity of 600-800 kilograms (1,320-1,760 lb) to low Earth orbit. (Flight International, 7/05)

I wonder if this "new version" could have been the LK-2 variant?

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Re: Israel launches - what about?
« Reply #5 on: 04/06/2007 09:54 PM »
The LK-2 was supposed to have a Taurus-like design, with a Castor 120 first stage. I guess we would have heard of it.
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Re: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #6 on: 04/15/2007 11:33 PM »
There are reports about the launch of TechSAR using an Indian PSLV. However, the launch manifest of the PSLV contains Oceansat 2 and the Indian moon probe which have priority over TechSAR. According to the technical infrastructure at the two Indian launch sites, summer of 2008 seems to be the earliest possible launch date for TechSAR. Amos 3 - which may also be used for military communications - could be launched using the first or second Zenit 3SLB land launch opportunity from October 2007 to March 2008. Ofeq 7 is expected to ride a Shavit launcher in the second half of 2007 or the first half of 2008 according to Jerusalem Post. Eros C could be launched from Svobodny (Russia) as early as by the end of 2007 using the Start 1 launcher, but probably in early 2008 shortly before this launch site is eventually abandoned. Tauvex is an astronomy satellite which is planned to be launched as a secondary payload on a GSLV together with G-Sat 4 (Healthsat) by India at the end of 2007. Ofeq 8 and another dedicated military communication satellite are planned for launch after 2008.

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Re: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #7 on: 06/10/2007 07:28 PM »
So, anything upcoming?

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Re: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #8 on: 06/10/2007 09:51 PM »
It seems that the launch of TechSAR using the Indian PSLV in August has been postponed for at least three months in favour of a brand new Indian spy satellelite: Cartosat 2-A.

The Russians claimed to launch Eros C using the Start 1 launcher before the end of this year, shortly before their Svobodny space launch facility eventually closes.

Finally the Amos 3 military communication satellite is planned for launch this year by a Zenit 3SLB, probably in November. More information is not available, but Ofeq 7/Shavit is always good for a surprise.

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Re: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #9 on: 06/10/2007 11:24 PM »
The Space Calendar is given February 2008 has the launch date for Ofeq-7...

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Re: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #10 on: 06/11/2007 01:49 AM »
Someone in Israel on collectSPACE is reporting that they just launched OFEK-7:

http://collectspace.com/ubb/Forum32/HTML/000128.html

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RE: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #11 on: 06/11/2007 06:09 AM »

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RE: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #12 on: 06/11/2007 09:58 AM »
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but Ofeq 7/Shavit is always good for a surprise.



Yup Watchdog, you can say that again! Is the exact time available?
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RE: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #13 on: 06/11/2007 10:25 AM »
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sammie - 11/6/2007  11:58 AM

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but Ofeq 7/Shavit is always good for a surprise.



Yup Watchdog, you can say that again! Is the exact time available?

According to http://rian.ru/technology/cosmos/20070611/67060020.html at 02:40 local and 03:40 Moscow, but between Israel and Moscow are 2 hours, so i think it was at 23:40 GMT on Sunday.
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RE: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #14 on: 06/11/2007 10:25 AM »
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sammie - 11/6/2007  4:58 AM

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but Ofeq 7/Shavit is always good for a surprise.



Yup Watchdog, you can say that again! Is the exact time available?

You bet!

Xinhua is reporting that launch time was 2320UTC June 10th but it is an error. Launch was at 2.40 am local time, so 2340UTC

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RE: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #15 on: 06/11/2007 10:57 AM »
The IAI press-release about the Ofeq-7 launch!

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RE: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #16 on: 06/11/2007 04:59 PM »
According to the IAI press release, it looks like it is an ew version of the Shavit

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The launcher used to launch OFEK 7 is more capable and reliable than the launcher used for OFEK 5 in 2002. Since the first launch of OFEK in 1988, the SHAVIT launcher was continuously improved in order to enable insertion into orbit of ever more advanced OFEK satellites.

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Re: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #17 on: 06/12/2007 05:20 PM »
Hi everybody,
here is a link to a movie taken by a guy from Israel watching from the beach -
They are talking in hebrew. Sorry for the Low-quality, it is not mine (can't bring a camera inside launch field)

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Re: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #18 on: 06/12/2007 05:30 PM »
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koraldon - 12/6/2007  12:20 PM

Hi everybody,
here is a link to a movie taken by a guy from Israel watching from the beach -
They are talking in hebrew. Sorry for the Low-quality, it is not mine (can't bring a camera inside launch field)

If there was people on the beach waiting for the launch, why wasn't it announced in the West?

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Re: Israeli launch schedule
« Reply #19 on: 06/12/2007 05:41 PM »
The people on the beach are probably part of the space industry/academy, without permits to go into the launch site - which is the same all over the world I believe. The launch was not announced beforehand.
Only launches on foreign launchers (AMOS / TechSAR / EROS) are announced.

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