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A photograph of a Roman amphitheater in Palmyra, Syria, captured by Israel's "Ofek 16" satellite, released by Israel's Defense Ministry on Aug. 24, 2020. Credit: Israeli Defense Ministry.

Israeli Defense Ministry releases images of Syria taken by new spy satellite

Israel’s Defense Ministry has made public for the first time images captured by Israel’s “Ofek 16” spy satellite, which was successfully launched in July. The images were taken over Syria and show the Palmyra world heritage site,...
Rafael's Manor Division has produced propulsion technology for 77 satellites. Credit: Courtesy.

A glimpse into the technology behind Israel’s spy satellite program

Before the break of dawn on July 6, Israel upgraded its spy satellite capabilities by a considerable degree after successfully launching the “Ofek 16” satellite into space from central Israel. The satellite is designed...
Israel's “Ofek 16” reconnaissance satellite is launched from a site in central Israel on July 6, 2020. Credit: Israel Aerospace Industries.

New Israeli spy satellite set to provide powerful intelligence edge over adversaries

The “Ofek 16” spy satellite launched from central Israel at 4 a.m. on Monday morning is due to significantly upgrade Israel’s ability to monitor the dangerous activities of its adversaries throughout the Middle East, foremost among...