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Ofeq 3



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

Facts in Brief

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

Funding Agency

  • Israeli Space Agency (Israel)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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