Israel sets sights on new launcher and microsats to counter regional threats
Israel is eyeing two space projects that will allow it to place satellites into orbit quickly during a crisis. The dual-path approach could see Israel field a new satellite launcher and a new spacecraft design. Underlying technology efforts for both initiatives are already underway. The program to field a tactically responsive launcher is shaped by Israel’s unique geographic constraints: The existing Shavit rocket has to be fired west-to-east across the Mediterranean to avoid ...
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