Israel’s Defense Ministry successfully conducts ballistic missile propulsion system test

Israelis were surprised when a rocket designed to propel satellites into space shot across the morning rush hour skies of central Israel, in a successfully planned launch by the Defense Ministry.

By Israel Hayom Staff


Israel conducted a test launch of a rocket propulsion system on Tuesday morning, the Defense Ministry announced. The test took place at a military base in central Israel.

A smoke trail is seen over central Israel, Tuesday morning – Photo: Beni Jajati

The Defense Ministry said the test was scheduled far in advance and was carried out as planned.

The system tested on Tuesday is designed to propel ballistic missiles that can carry satellites into space.

The launch drew the attention of Israelis across central Israel, who were surprised to see a rocket shooting across the sky during the morning rush hour.


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