WATCH: Israel Launches New Ofek 13 Reconnaissance Satellite

Israel’s Ofek-13 satellite is launched on March 29, 2023. (Defense Ministry)

Israel successfully launched the new Ofek 13 spy satellite into space in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Defense Ministry and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) confirmed.

A Shavet 2 launcher shot the satellite into orbit from the Palmachim Airbase in central Israel at about 2 a.m.

“The ‘Ofek-13’ satellite is an observation satellite with advanced capabilities,” the Defense Ministry stated.

“The satellite successfully entered orbit, has begun transmitting data, and completed preliminary tests.”

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and senior IDF officials watch the launch of the Ofek-13 satellite on March 29, 2023. (Defense Ministry)
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


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    Is sending a strong message that they have a delivery system to hit Iran too