For the first time there was a military conflict in space. Israel intercepted a missile fired by Houthi rebels at an altitude of more than 100 kilometers.
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- The Israeli army intercepted a missile in space.
- It is the first known case of a military conflict occurring in space.
- The missile was launched by Houthi rebels allied with Iran and was intended to hit southern Israel.
The conflict in the Middle East has now moved into space. As it became known only this week, Israel fired a missile at an altitude of more than 100 kilometers on October 31. This is where the so-called Kármán line lies, where, according to common understanding, the universe begins.
The missile was an Iranian-made projectile fired by the Houthi rebels in Yemen who are allied with the clerical regime. The supposed target was the city of Eilat in southern Israel. It was intercepted by the American-Israeli Arrow 2 missile defense system.
So far only tests in space
This was the first time a missile was launched during a military conflict in space. Launches beyond the Karman Line have occurred repeatedly, but only as part of experiments in which countries intercept missiles they have launched in order to test their missile defense system.
Normally, missile defense systems only attack their targets when they are on their way to landing. However, the Qadr missile can reach a maximum altitude of 400 kilometers above sea level. Israeli army He said The Daily Telegraph newspaper said the missile was launched at “the right place and time.”
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