Launched today, Israel military satellite in trouble

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A Israeli military satellite, Ofek-11, has experienced unspecified problems soon after its launch today from a military base in Israel.

This has not been a good two weeks for Israel and space.

Sidenote: Take a look a the launch video at the link. Doesn’t that look almost exactly like the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch system, with strongback and everything?

One comment

  • Cotour

    At mark 1:02 in the video, now that’s a bird, possibly a pigeon, doing about 25 miles per hour, flying past the camera lens.

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