“Thursday’s Cape Canaveral explosion will delay any new satellite launches by at least two-and-a-half years, causing a major setback to Israel’s space program”

JERUSALEM POST
What’s next for Israel’s satellite program after Amos-6?
by Noam Amir
September 2, 2016

The future of Israel’s satellite industry has recently been called into question. On Thursday, Israel’s space industry was shocked after a rocket carrying the Spacecom Satellite Communications Ltd’s Amos-6 satellite, considered to be the most-advanced Israeli communications satellite in history, exploded on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The blast decimated the $200 million Israeli-built device, which was made by Israel Aerospace industries (IAI) and the Israel Space Agency. The Israel Space Agency said an explosion occurred during the fueling of the missile launcher, leading to the satellite’s total loss, which will have a “substantial affect on the agency.” READ MORE

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