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July 8, 1998
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Israel will launch a new satellite before the aging Ofek 3 runs out of energy later this year, according to the chairman of the Israel Space Agency. Ofek 3, which was launched into orbit in 1995, has been described by intelligence sources as a spy satellite capable of collecting military information on such neighboring foes as Syria, Iraq and Iran.

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