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Offline koraldon

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Ofeq-9 launch - June 22, 2010
« on: 02/03/2010 05:06 pm »
Hi,
rough translation from here:
http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/047/317.html?hp=1&loc=2&tmp=2155

For those of you who don't know hebrew :)

In a few months Ofeq 8 will be launched from an air force base in central Isarel. The weight will be 300 Kg and it will utilize the Shavit Launcher. The satellite will have gradual improvements compared to previous Ofeq 7

More details in english about Ofeq 9:
http://www.spacenews.com/military/091113-ofeq-8-nearing-launch-ofeq-9-stalled.html
« Last Edit: 06/22/2010 08:35 pm by Satori »

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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #1 on: 02/03/2010 10:19 pm »
What`s the failure rate of Shavit? 40%?

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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #2 on: 02/04/2010 11:11 am »
The article says that the launch is on Friday, tomorrow.

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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #3 on: 02/05/2010 07:09 am »
What`s the failure rate of Shavit? 40%?
Shavit is not such a bad Launcher if you compare it with other rocket Launchers of this class.

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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #4 on: 02/05/2010 11:48 am »
What`s the failure rate of Shavit? 40%?

Ofeq 1 - success
Ofeq 2 - success
Ofeq   - unconfirmed failure during 1991-1993
Ofeq   - unconfirmed failure during 1991-1993
Ofeq 3 - success
Ofeq 4 - failure (announced)
Ofeq 5 - success
Ofeq 6 - failure (announced)
Ofeq 7 - success

So, nine launches, four failures to reach orbit.   Not a very impressive record.

I wonder if Ofeq 8 will carry a parachute and floatation collar?           
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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #5 on: 02/10/2010 04:27 am »
No news yet of a new Israeli launch?

If you take the average interval between Ofeq launches starting with Ofeq 3, a new launch is slightly overdue.
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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #6 on: 02/17/2010 07:36 am »
This is going to be interesting !

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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #7 on: 03/06/2010 08:39 pm »
Has anyone heard any news of the Ofeq 8 launch that was reported for a few weeks ago?   The last two launch failures were promptly reported, so I guess that the satellite is still awaiting launch.
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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #8 on: 06/06/2010 04:16 pm »
Has anyone heard anything further about an Ofeq 8 launch?

Based upon previous launches, this month is about the latest that I was expecting a new satellite, unless Israel is happy with the two EROS and two Ofeq satellites already in orbit.
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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #9 on: 06/06/2010 05:20 pm »
Has anyone heard anything further about an Ofeq 8 launch?

Based upon previous launches, this month is about the latest that I was expecting a new satellite, unless Israel is happy with the two EROS and two Ofeq satellites already in orbit.

I Phillip! The lasy news I eard was that the launch would take place in the middle of this year. I remember that the Ofeq-7 was not announced, so I thunk we should expect the same with the next Isreali launch.

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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #10 on: 06/08/2010 06:19 pm »
The policy is not to announce :(
But you do get leaks sometimes in the local papers, as above.

p.s. phillip, we try to make them dual-use: Space-Sea craft 8)
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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #11 on: 06/08/2010 07:15 pm »
I Phillip! The lasy news I eard was that the launch would take place in the middle of this year. I remember that the Ofeq-7 was not announced, so I thunk we should expect the same with the next Isreali launch.

I admit that I was surprised when there were the rumours that the launch was about to take place earlier this year, although I had been expecting it during the period October 2009-April 2010.

I am waiting to see how it compares with the earlier Ofeqs in terms of orbital manoeuvres: Ofeqs 3, 5 and 7 have all been different, with 7 having a much lower apogee eccentric orbit (indicating a heavier satellite?).
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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #12 on: 06/22/2010 07:33 pm »
ofeq 9 has been launched from palmahim air base just a few moments ago :).
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Re: Next Israeli Launch - Ofeq 8
« Reply #13 on: 06/22/2010 08:28 pm »
ofeq 9 has been launched from palmahim air base just a few moments ago :).

Any link for this news?
« Last Edit: 06/22/2010 08:32 pm by Satori »

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« Last Edit: 06/22/2010 08:36 pm by Satori »

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Re: Ofeq-9 launch - June 22, 2010
« Reply #15 on: 06/22/2010 09:02 pm »
Here is another link with a bit more context:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3909270,00.html

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Re: Ofeq-9 launch - June 22, 2010
« Reply #17 on: 06/22/2010 10:56 pm »
So what happened to Ofek-8?

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Re: Ofeq-9 launch - June 22, 2010
« Reply #18 on: 06/22/2010 11:03 pm »
So what happened to Ofek-8?

That's what I was thinking too. We know that in the past there were several attempts by Israel to launch satellites. It's possible that there was a launch failure since 2007?

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Re: Ofeq-9 launch - June 22, 2010
« Reply #19 on: 06/22/2010 11:04 pm »
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4681651&c=MID&s=AIR

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TecSAR, the country's synthetic aperture radar satellite launched from an Indian rocket in January 2008, now occupies the Ofeq-8 slot in the MoD lineup.


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