The U.S. government maintains that Iran’s space program is a cover for developing technology to be used in its intercontinental ballistic missile program. This violates a UN resolution restricting it from developing ICBMs.
ULTRASAT will carry a telescope designed to observe the universe as it has not been seen it before and operate in a range of light that is normally invisible to us (ultraviolet) with a very large field of view.
After the Beresheet Lunar satellite exploded on the moon, thousands of microscopic animals called tardigrades were released on the moon
The signing of the contract with a ‘major regional satellite operator’ marks the closure of the company’s first such deal in the industry.
The Micro-Satellite VENµS, the world’s smallest environmental satellite, designed and built by Israel Aerospace Industries and Rafael, soared into space on Wednesday morning.
After the satellite’s scheduled arrival at the International Space Station in two days, it will be sent into orbit around Earth for a month and a half.
The Israeli company Spacecom’s Amos-7 satellite will replace the aging Amos-2 communications satellite, and will service clients in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
“This is the first time that Israeli researchers will have the opportunity to receive information directly from a completely blue and white satellite, without having to go through other countries or research agencies.”
Israel’s Ofek-11 surveillance satellite transmitted its first images Thursday, nine days after it was launched into orbit, dispelling concerns that it might have been lost in space, the Defense Ministry and Israel Aerospace Industries said in a joint statement.