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April 26, 2006
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Israel launched a new satellite that will heighten its ability to monitor Iran. The Eros-B was launched Tuesday from a Russian missile base in Siberia, and is expected to be in working orbit by the weekend. It is designed to give the Israeli military an extra eye on the Middle East, especially arch-foe Iran. The Eros-B offers an all-weather camera with enhanced resolution that can pick up items on the ground as small as two feet in diameter. Israeli efforts to monitor Iran suffered a setback last year when a rocket taking the Ofek-6 spy satellite into orbit crashed on takeoff.

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