Two Israeli satellites launched into space
Two Israeli satellites launched into space From Arianespace

Two satellites manufactured in Israel were launched into space overnight Tuesday.

The first satellite, Venus, is Israel's first environmental research satellite and is a joint venture between the Israel Space Agency (ISA) and its French counterpart CNES.

The satellite was launched from site in French Guiana.

The second satellite, OPTSTAT-3000, is a military observation satellite for the Italian military. Arianespace, a private launch systems company founded in 1980, launched both satellites.

Both of the satellites were developed and built by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).