Israel to launch civilian satellite

(Thanks to Herb) Israel will launch its first purely civilian satellite into orbit from French Guiana in Dec 2015. The Venus Vegetation and Environment Monitoring New Microsatellite program was the joint project of the Israel Space Agency and French CNES space agency. Israel Aerospace Industries is building the hull of the satellite and Israel’s Elbit is building the camera.
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=14985

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