Re: "Ofeq 5" launch report

From: Jonathan T Wojack (tlj18@juno.com)
Date: Thu Jul 12 2001 - 14:03:48 PDT

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    > An Israeli electronic newsletter called DEBKA-Net-Weekly for July 5th
    > reported the successful launch of Ofeq 5 on June 26th, claiming that 
    > it is
    > in a 1,000 km orbit.
    
    What is the reported satellite supposed to do?
     
    > Actually, no orbital launch attempt has been made by Israel yet this 
    > year,
    > although a long-delayed new Ofeq is awaited: budget restraints 
    > delayed the
    > planned launch due last year.
    
    So, no actual launch occured (as far as we know) ?
    
    Perhaps it was a propaganda effort by the Israelis?  The conditions in
    the area are such that propaganda is to be expected.
    
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