Israel launched new Ofek-13 spy satellite into orbit

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  • Israel has successfully launched its new spy satellite ‘Ofek-13’ into space on March 2023.
  • The satellite is meant to provide advanced intelligence capabilities to the Israeli military and intelligence agencies.
  • Ofek-13 was launched from the prestigious Israeli airbase Palmachim.
  • The Ofek-13 satellite is the latest addition to Israel’s Ofek series of spy satellites, which have been in operation since 1988.
  • The satellite is said to have advanced capabilities, including high-resolution imaging and the ability to transmit real-time intelligence to ground stations.
  • The launch of the Ofek-13 satellite comes at a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East, with Israel facing security threats from various sources, including Iran and its proxies in the region.
  • The satellite is expected to provide the Israeli military with vital intelligence on potential threats to its security.

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