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Re: Ofeq 10 - Shavit-2 - April 9, 2014
« Reply #20 on: 04/13/2014 12:33 pm »
Why should the orbit be circular? The perigee is at middle-eastern latitudes, which is presumably when the sensors will be on. Apogee can be higher to extend the lifetime of the satellite.

Prior to the orbital elements for the Ofeq satellites being classified, we could see that the orbits would start off with a similar eccentricity as we see for Ofeq 10, but there would be periodic perigee-raising manoeuvres during the satellites' operating lifetimes.   I have detailed these in papers published in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.
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Re: Ofeq 10 - Shavit-2 - April 9, 2014
« Reply #21 on: 04/13/2014 06:29 pm »
Israel successfully launched a spy satellite, which it hopes will improve its already formidable intelligence gathering.

Anyone know about the launcher etc?

So far could only trace the video to this one from CNN

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/04/13/pkg-israel-spy-satelite.cnn.html
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Re: Ofeq 10 - Shavit-2 - April 9, 2014
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Re: Ofeq 10 - Shavit-2 - April 9, 2014
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Re: Ofeq 10 - Shavit-2 - April 9, 2014
« Reply #24 on: 04/23/2014 03:14 pm »
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Re: Ofeq 10 - Shavit-2 - April 9, 2014
« Reply #25 on: 05/12/2014 12:09 pm »
Control Over Israelís New Radar Imaging Satellite in Orbit Is Being Transferred to Israeli Military

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