Tuesday, April 25, 2006

MidEasT: Russia Launches Israeli Spy Satellite

New Israeli Spy Satellite is launched by Russia.

The Eros B satellite was launched from a mobile pad and 20 minutes later, successfully reached orbit, according to the Russian news agency. "The Israeli satellite reached its target orbit and has been transferred to the client's control. The satellite is designed to spot images on the ground as small as 27 1/2 inches. This satellite has very high resolution, and (state-run) Israel Aircraft Industries has a great ability to process information that is relayed."

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