Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSpace Programs Israel
IN THE NEWS

Space Programs Israel

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
August 23, 1988
Israel is on the verge of launching a spy satellite into low Earth orbit after secretly test-firing a medium-range missile into the Mediterranean Sea last May, Time magazine reported. Citing unnamed intelligence sources, the weekly news magazine said Israel will become the eighth country known to possess a rocket powerful enough to lift a satellite into orbit. With the satellite aloft, Israel would no longer depend solely on U.S.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
April 4, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel on Tuesday launched a satellite widely believed to be capable of spying on its neighbors in the Middle East, a region springing headlong into the missile age. Government officials denied persistent reports that the satellite, called Ofek 2, carries sophisticated optics. The 352-pound probe is equipped only with communications and testing equipment, they said.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1987 | Associated Press
NASA has agreed to fly Israel's first space-science payload--a swarm of hornets--when shuttle missions resume.
NEWS
September 20, 1988 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Israel launched its first satellite into space Monday, an achievement that some experts said could have wide significance for the burgeoning arms race in the Middle East. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. local time, an Israeli rocket streaked into the cloudless Mediterranean sky, an orange flame visible at the head of a long white plume of smoke. The satellite it carried, called Horizon 1, was described as experimental by jubilant Israeli officials.
NEWS
September 19, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Israel is close to launching its first space rocket, the head of the Israel Space Agency said Sunday, but the government denied foreign press reports that Israel was on the verge of launching a spy satellite to reduce its dependence on U.S. military intelligence. If successful, the rocket launch would put the Jewish state in an elite club of space powers that includes the United States, the Soviet Union, France, China, Britain, Brazil and India.
NEWS
April 4, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel on Tuesday launched a satellite widely believed to be capable of spying on its neighbors in the Middle East, a region springing headlong into the missile age. Government officials denied persistent reports that the satellite, called Ofek 2, carries sophisticated optics. The 352-pound probe is equipped only with communications and testing equipment, they said.
NEWS
September 20, 1988 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Israel launched its first satellite into space Monday, an achievement that some experts said could have wide significance for the burgeoning arms race in the Middle East. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. local time, an Israeli rocket streaked into the cloudless Mediterranean sky, an orange flame visible at the head of a long white plume of smoke. The satellite it carried, called Horizon 1, was described as experimental by jubilant Israeli officials.
NEWS
September 19, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Israel is close to launching its first space rocket, the head of the Israel Space Agency said Sunday, but the government denied foreign press reports that Israel was on the verge of launching a spy satellite to reduce its dependence on U.S. military intelligence. If successful, the rocket launch would put the Jewish state in an elite club of space powers that includes the United States, the Soviet Union, France, China, Britain, Brazil and India.
NEWS
August 23, 1988
Israel is on the verge of launching a spy satellite into low Earth orbit after secretly test-firing a medium-range missile into the Mediterranean Sea last May, Time magazine reported. Citing unnamed intelligence sources, the weekly news magazine said Israel will become the eighth country known to possess a rocket powerful enough to lift a satellite into orbit. With the satellite aloft, Israel would no longer depend solely on U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1987 | Associated Press
NASA has agreed to fly Israel's first space-science payload--a swarm of hornets--when shuttle missions resume.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|