Mission typeRadar reconnaissance
OperatorIsraeli Ministry of Defence
COSPAR ID2014-019A
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Spacecraft properties
Start of mission
Launch date9 April 2014 (2014-04-09)
Launch sitePalmachim
ContractorIsrael Space Agency

Ofek-10, also known as Ofeq 10, is part of the Ofeq family of reconnaissance satellites designed and built by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Ofek-10 is an upgraded variant of Ofek-8, which employs a high-resolution synthetic aperture radar that is capable of observation at night and through clouds.[1][2]

Ofek-10 was launched on April 9, 2014, from the Palmachim Airbase in Israel, four years after Ofek-9’s launch. It was delivered using a Shavit launcher.[3]

The satellite's price was $300 million. The satellite weighs 400 kg.[citation needed] Ofek-10 was launched westward in a retrograde orbit.[4]


  1. ^ Stephen Clark (10 April 2014). "All-weather surveillance satellite put in orbit by Israel". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Israel Launches OFEQ 10 Spy Satellite". Defense Update. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Israel launches new reconnaissance satellite". Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Israel Launches New Spy Satellite". ABC News. Retrieved 12 April 2014.