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The Amos-1, the first satellite in the series, was launched on May 16, 1996 using a French-built vehicle. The most recent Amos satellite is the Amos-5 which was launched on December 11, 2011.
The Earth Resources Observation Satellite (EROS) is a series of commercial observation satellites.
Today, the ISA satellite launches include: After the successful launch of the Ofeq-1 in 1988, additional satellites were developed.
In 1989, the ISA launched the Ofeq-2; in April 1995, it took a leap forward with the launch of Ofeq-3, which carried an advanced electro-optical payload built by Israeli industry for local purposes. Following a setback with Ofeq-4, Ofeq-5 was successfully launched in May 2002.
Its first satellite, the Ofeq-1 was launched on September 19, 1988, from Palmachim Airbase in Israel.
Since the launching of that first satellite, Israel has developed into a significant player in the commercial space arena.
The following year, the new head of military intelligence, Ehud Barak, suspended all work, and advocated the winding down of all projects, and planned to transfer the released financial resources to fulfill more priority tasks, he said.
But his opinion did not become dominant in the defense department, and in 1984, Defense Minister Moshe Arens insisted on resuming the program.
In 1984 the National Space Knowledge Center was established in cooperation with Israel Aircraft Industries; a contract was signed between IAI and Ministry of Defence for the development of the needed infrastructure and of Israel's first observation satellite.
The launcher would be developed by Malam, the two engines by the Israel Military Industries (IMI), and the third by Rafael.
At the end of 1982 it was decided during a closed-door meeting to establish an Israeli space agency., Sokhnut he Khalal ha Yisraelit) is a governmental body, a part of Israel's Ministry of Science and Technology, that coordinates all Israeli space research programs with scientific and commercial goals.