Sunday, April 30, 2006

Eros all over Iran


The Eros B spy satellite, which was launched into space last week by Israel to monitor Iranian nuclear facilities and activities, has reportedly settled into orbit and has begun sending high-resolution images back to earth.
According to Israel’s Yedioth Ahranot newspaper, the Eros B satellite is fully operational and has begun sending images to earth from the different parts of the world, focusing particularly on Iran.
An Israeli intelligence official who wanted to remain anonymous told that the development of the satellite was “timely,” referring to Iran’s nuclear program; while Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz defined launching the satellite as a major accomplishment.
Mofaz told that Eros B would develop the country’s defense and help Israel stand strong on its own.
The launch took place at the Cosmodrome in Svobodni, Siberia by a Start 1 launcher.

Similar to EROS A, the EROS B will provide better performance. The new satellite is expected to provide services for 8-10 years.

Slightly larger and similar in appearance to EROS A, the new satellite weighs 290 kg and have superior capabilities compared to EROS A, including a larger camera of CCD/TDI type (Charge Coupled Device/Time Delay Integration), with standard panchromatic resolution of 0.70 m at an altitude of about 500 km, a larger on-board recorder, improved pointing accuracy and a faster data communication link.

source here

9 Comments:

Blogger Rosemary said...

Dear Doc,
Great article. It's certainly nice to know someone is keeping an eye on the mullahs. I just pray the students could storm the parliament and overthrow the gov't.

Hey, I can dream, can't I? lol.

Thank you for defending me over at My Newz 'n Ideas. I will not respond to him, because I told him I would not. He crossed the line when I asked him not to insult me.

I can disagree civilly, but not for the sake of insults.

Do you know of any Italian newspapers which are in English? I have searched, but have been unsuccessful. I would truly appreciate it. Thank you, and have a great day. :)

12:14 AM  
Blogger The Doc said...

Hi Rosemary,
thank you for visiting...
The only Italian newspaper in English I could find is Life in Italy.
It's not bad at all. This is the URL: http://www.lifeinitaly.com/
I come and visit you soon.
Ciao

12:26 AM  
Anonymous annie laurie said...

In regard to the question re: Italian news sites in English, here are two:

http://www.ansa.it/main/notizie/awnplus/english/english.html

http://www.adnki.com/index_English.php?ln=1

Enjoy :)

4:38 AM  
Anonymous annie laurie said...

Yikes, looks like the link above was severely truncated.

Trying again with HTML:

ANSA.it

ADNKronos


Note to self ... use the preview function next time ;-)

Sorry about that!

4:42 AM  
Blogger The Doc said...

Thanks a million Annie Laurie.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous siro said...

Hi Enzo!
This post is very interesting, I didn't just know the existence of Eros... God bless Israeli!
However, this situation in Iran risks exploding. At the end, as usual, I think it will be the Usa who will intervene to defend our freedom. And as usual, the "sinistri" will shout that the Americans are imperialists who want to conqueir the entire world.
How dull they are!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Aram said...

sad , sad and sad !

All of your friends are sick !



"communists and the muslims who roam the country like wilder beasts."

Is not these phrase fascism ? It is the same language ! Nazists said "Communists and jews" , Your friend "enzo" says "communists and muslims" !!!

It is not to recognize the fascism here !

8:32 PM  
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2:47 PM  
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