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Experts: Ofek 9 will detect Iranian activity
Aviel Magnezi
Published: 24.06.10, 00:53
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1. They do everything underground, forgot?
SB   (06.24.10)
2. Bunker Bombs help us see what's underground. #1
Yehuda ,   Jerusalem   (06.24.10)
3. Bravo Israel, you've come a long way
David Zimbalist ,   NJUSA   (06.24.10)
4. AM ISRAEL CHAI
G.I. JOE   (06.24.10)
with god help they will have shalom
5. yup! there's this long tunnel from tehran to bekaa valley!
tom klein ,   toronto, canada   (06.24.10)
6. Underground not enough
Brent ,   Lawrence, US   (06.24.10)
While it is true that a purely optical camera will not be able to see anything secreted underground, a satellite equipped with ground penetrating radar can "see" into the ground a fair distance depending on composition of the material being penetrated. That is why synthetic appeture radars have detected ancient water courses in the Sahara even though these are buried under the sand. Besides, this satellite should be more than able to monitor traffic into and out of Iranian sites regardless of day or night or weather.
7. Ofek 9 has paid for itself already by...
Persian CAT   (06.24.10)
detecting very important movements in Iran. Ahmadinejad's bowl movement, that is.
8. Got to love the Israeli brain!
Johnny ,   Nazareth   (06.24.10)
Israel all the technology in the world, and the muslims still can't fabricate a bicycle. What a joke!
9. @SB...Even rodents
Tom ,   UK   (06.24.10)
have to come up in the air to breathe and transfer materials...
10. What goes down, must come up
Yachov ,   U.S.A.   (06.24.10)
You canny use it under the ground. You can only build underground. When it sees daylight, watch out.
11. #7 Ahmadinejad is to be flushed.
Janice Cohen ,   ירושלים   (06.24.10)
12. Iran likely to launch another satellite soon
Bloodyscot ,   Dallas, Texas   (06.24.10)
Iran will likely launch its own spy satellite soon after last year launch. Iran also maybe close to shoot down satellites based on China doing so 3yrs ago with only a modified medium range ballistic missile or US 2yrs ago with SM-3 missile fired from a cruiser.
13. #7
shmulke ,   w. coast usa   (06.24.10)
Israel doesn't have to trace your butt buddy Ahmadinajihad's bowel movements. They are captured on a microphone each time he speaks.
14. 6
Zionist forever   (06.24.10)
Israel last satellite Tecsar has synthetic armature radar. The thing was delayed in it's launch because originally the US was going to veto Israel having it because they were concerned it was to advanced and is still considered one of the most advanced in the world. They didn't want Israel having such advanced satellite technology. Let's just hope Offek 9 can top that.
15. To: Shmulke at No. 13
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.24.10)
Absiolutely brilliant post! Kudos to you.
16. To: Zionist forever at No. 14
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.24.10)
Ninety percent of the American brain trust out at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, the Marshall Space Flight Center and CalTech are Jewish. I guess the current administration kind of overlooked the fact that it means that Israel and the United States share something highly technological in common. Israel's brain trust is Jewish, too. That said -- who the hell cares what the United States wants or doesn't want Israel to have in terms of advanced satellite technology? I guess the U.S. has forgotten who is responsible for America's advanced satellite technology. Pitiful, isn't it? Still, it warrants a chuckle. Hell, it's warranted a chuckle since the Manhattan Project!
17. #7 LOL..Good one that, CAT
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (06.24.10)
....and bearing in mind he suffers from reverse peristalsis.....it happens every time he opens his mouth. May Shah Reza Pahlavi's Persia re-invent itself with a bit more social security for the poor!
18. #7. Persian Cat
Mr Green ,   Manchester   (06.24.10)
Youre dead right Ah MAD inejads Bowel Movements are explosive! AND he superhuman! He can move his bowels, pass wind and talk through his back passage all at the same time! What an amazing President!
19. Haahahahahah
Lim Kong Chang ,   Johor, Malaysia   (06.24.10)
"There are seven independent countries in space, and in terms of quality and technology only the United States comes before Israel," This is a very funny statement. Isaac Ben Israel must be out of his mind. China is much more advanced than Israel in space technology, we have sent people to space and satellite to the moon. One day the moon and Mars will belong to the Chinese.
20. Obviously, Ofek9 is the pride of Israel's space fleet
Erastus CoupeDeVille ,   Ong's Hat, NJ USA   (06.24.10)
but can it detect the POW (Shalit) next door in Gaza?
21. 19
zionist forever   (06.24.10)
NASA spends more on some individual satellites than Israels space agency gets in 2 years as its entire budget. I agree Israel is not even in the same league as the likes of China but considering China is the second richest country in the world right now I think that what Israel has achieved with such a minute budget its not bad. It also especially impressive because Israel has the capability to both build and launch its satellites which is a capability very few have.
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