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X-37B space plane is nearing orbital record


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It's probably the "Swiss Army Knife" of space-craft, handy for surveillance, comms satalite hacking, satalite hunter/killer, deliverer of KEW platforms, possibly, maybe even a test-bed to assess long term use of space technologies. It's probably 75% nothing special and 25% really cool secret stuff

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Huh. Since the Shuttle program was closed the militaries were grieving over the loss of the infamous A-bomb compartment. Now they're regaining it, end of the story.

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UPDATE: Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record

The ongoing mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history.

As of today (March 25), the X-37B has spent 675 days on its latest Earth-circling mission, which is known as Orbital Test Vehicle-4 (OTV-4). The previous record was 674 days, set during OTV-3, which lasted from December 2012 to October 2014.

Read more: Live Science

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