Tecsar Satellite

   On 21 January 2008, Israel launched a reconnaissance satellite atop an Indian missile from a launch site in India. The TECSAR satellite, manufactured by Israel Aircraft Industries, gives Israel a further intelligence advantage over its adversaries by improving capabilities of intelligence gathering and coverage over Iran. Image resolution will reportedly be better, sharper, and of higher overall quality than that available through the Ofeq intelligence satellites already developed and deployed by Israel. Israel now has three reconnaissance satellites in space: Ofeq 5, launched in May 2002, Ofeq 7, orbiting since June 2007, and TECSAR. It also has three telecommunication satellites that are capable of furnishing visual intelligence from radar.

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