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Ofeq 3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1995-018A

Description

Ofeq 3 was an Israeli surveillance satellite that was launched westward by a Shavit launcher from the Palmahim launch site. It was the first generation of Israeli samll satellite bus being marketed by Israel Aircraft Industries and MLM System Engineering and Integration, and carried a light-weight electro-optical scanner, and astronomical experiments. It was an octagonally shaped cyclinder, with two deployed 1.8 sq m panels.

Alternate Names

  • 23549
  • Horizon 3
  • Ofeq3
  • 1995-018A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-04-05
Launch Vehicle: Shavit
Launch Site: Palmahim, Israel
Mass: 189 kg

Funding Agency

  • Israeli Space Agency Israel

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 

Personnel

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