Israel's Ofek-16 spy satellite sends back first photos from space

Yoav Zitun |
Published: 07.14.20 , 16:47
Israel’s newest spy satellite on Tuesday began sending back its first pictures last night, a week after it was launched into orbit.
Since the launch of satellite early Monday morning from Palmachim airbase in central Israel, teams from Israel Aerospace Industries and the Defense Ministry have carried out a series of tests on the satellite’s systems and subsystems that have been gradually and successfully activated.
Upon completion of the process, the satellite’s camera was also activated successfully.
In the coming weeks, engineering teams will complete the rigorous testing process and prepare the satellite for operational use.