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  • SpaceX Launches Fifth Air Force Spaceplane Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Launches Fifth Air Force Spaceplane Mission

    SpaceX launched the fifth mission of the U.S. Air Force‘s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on Thursday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. OTV-5 lifted off at 10:00 am Eastern time aboard a Falcon 9 rocket equipped with a first stage booster that landed at Cape Canaveral AF Station after stage separation, according to SpaceX. Brig. Gen. Wayne […] More

  • Fifth Air Force Spaceplane Mission to Launch Aboard SpaceX Rocket - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 electronics and oscillating heat pipe […] More

  • Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Lifts Off; Chris Hoyler Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Lifts Off; Chris Hoyler Comments

    The U.S. Air Force launched a Boeing-built X-37B spacecraft Wednesday morning at Cape Canaveral AF Station in Florida to conduct on-orbit scientific experiments, Space.com reported Wednesday. Mike Wall writes the launch marks the fourth mission of the military service’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle program. “OTV missions allow us to examine a payload system or technology […] More

  • Ken Torok: Boeing's Reusable Space Drone Program Achieves 1,367 Days in Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 Rapid Capabilities Office brings the program’s total […] More

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