Tag Archives: X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

Fifth Air Force Spaceplane Mission to Launch Aboard SpaceX Rocket

The U.S. Air Force has entered final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle ahead of its scheduled Sept. 7 deployment aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket. The service branch said Thursday the Boeing-built X-37B OTV spaceplane will carry ride-sharing small satellites and perform on-orbit tests of new space technologies. X-37B will also demonstrate experimental …

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Ken Torok: Boeing’s Reusable Space Drone Program Achieves 1,367 Days in Orbit

Boeing‘s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California late last week after spending 674 days in orbit and completing its third test mission for the U.S. Air Force. Ken Torok, the company’s director of experimental systems, said Friday the reusable unmanned space plane’s latest experimental mission for the Air Force …

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