Posts Tagged ‘X-37B’

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SpaceX launches first X-37B launch with a Falcon 9


SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket for the US military Thursday, carrying the X-37B spaceplane to orbit for its fifth mission. Liftoff for the OTV-5 mission occurred at…

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Bulgariasat launch realigns; SpaceX secures X-37B launch contract


SpaceX has realigned the launch date for the Bulgariasat-1 mission, which due to a two day launch delay with CRS-11 is now targeting launch No Earlier Than Saturday,…

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Air Force’s X-37B lands at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility


After several false dawns, the US Air Force’s X-37B mini-spaceplane has landed at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the first time. With local reports of a sonic…

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ULA Atlas V conducts X-37B spaceplane launch


The US Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane began its fourth mission Wednesday, lifting off atop United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket to begin a classified mission for Air Force…

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Third X-37B returns home after nearly two years in space


The third X-37B mission concluded on Friday, with the spaceplane finally making her return back to Earth after nearly two years in space. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle…

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The X-37B: Exploring expanded capabilities for ISS missions


As NASA and its new commercial partners continue to push toward the era of realized commercial crew transportation to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Boeing has released a paper…

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Facilitating the commercial crew era for Kennedy’s OPFs


As the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) continues its transformation into a multi-user spaceport, the three buildings dedicated to processing the since-retired Space Shuttle orbiters are aiming to once…

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Atlas V launches second X-37B OTV test flight mission


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) have launched their Atlas V 501 carrying the X-37B OTV-2 spacecraft on Saturday, the second attempt following Friday’s scrub due to unacceptable weather…

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X-37B lands successfully following 220 days in space


The US Air Force’s X-37B has successfully returned back to Earth on Friday morning, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:16am GMT. Also known as…