Photo: Shuki Cheled
The Ofek 11 satellite being launched into space.
Photo: Shuki Cheled

How to make an origami Israeli satellite

Ahead of the holiday of Sukkot, Israel Aerospace Industries releases a series of videos with ideas of some creative sukkah decorations in the form of paper spy satellites, planes, or even navy ships.

For many families, the actual construction of their sukkah is not the main event in Sukkot, what Jewish children really love is making decorations.



This year, the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is encouraging people to get even more creative in this arena, releasing a series of videos that show people how to make origami creations in the shape of two of its flagship creations: The Arrow rocket interceptor missile and the Ofek spy satellite.


The models were designed by origami artist Paul Jackson, and the videos are narrated by Israeli artist Miri Golan. While the videos are in Hebrew, it is still easy to follow the steps even if you don't understand the language. 


More model instructions can be found on the IAI Facebook page.


The Arrow missile was developed as part of lessons learned from the first Gulf War, when Israel was bombarded with dozens of Scud missiles from Iraq. It is designed to intercept ballistic missiles in the air and destroy them.


The Ofek series of satellites are equipped with advanced surveillance means that allow Israeli security authorities to closely monitor enemy states and terrorist organizations. Some Ofek satellites have special equipment on them that allows for monitoring of targets 24/7, and in virtually all weather conditions.
Other videos teach how to make origami models of an Israeli Navy Dvora ship and a civilian Gulfstream G280 jet.


Folding a G280 jet.

Folding a G280 jet.


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