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|Mission type||Optical reconnaissance|
|Operator||Israeli Ministry of Defence|
|Mission duration||5 years planned|
|Launch mass||300 kilograms (660 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||10 June 2007, 23:40UTC|
|Contractor||Israel Space Agency|
|Regime||Low Earth (Retrograde)|
|Perigee||454 kilometers (282 mi)|
|Apogee||560 kilometers (350 mi)|
|Epoch||24 April 2013, 20:20:50 UTC|
The Ofek 7 was launched by a Shavit space launch vehicle on June 11, 2007. Equipped with advanced technology and a series of new enhancements to provide improved imagery, it is placed into an elliptical orbit of 300 × 600 km (190 × 370 mi). Three days after its launch, IAI/MBT Space Division received the first images taken by the satellite. The Ofek-7 is a follow-on spacecraft to Ofek-5 that was placed into orbit in 2002.
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