The satellite began its mission in space and transmitted first data to the ground station. The DS-SAR radar observation satellite will be used for government and commercial purposes; by the Singapore government and a private company
The launch was tonight from the Palmachim air force base. 'Ofek 13' is a radar-based observation satellite and it will be able to provide photographs in any weather day and night * According to the original launch plan, the satellite entered its orbit around the Earth, began transmitting data and underwent a series of initial tests.
If the Russian government is able to build the laser, it will be able to protect a large part of the country from observation by satellites with optical sensors. The technology also paves the way for the more threatening possibility of laser weapons that can permanently disable satellites