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Space plane X-37B to go on new mission

Posted on Friday, 28 September, 2012 | Comment icon 5 comments | News tip by: Karlis


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The mysterious aircraft will be heading off in to the skies once again on another undetermined mission.

The X-37B's first mission started in 2010 and lasted 225 days, followed later by another mission that lasted 469 days. Details of the purpose of these missions remains shrouded in secrecy and the latest planned jaunt is no exception, it isn't known how long the X-37B will be away for this time or exactly what it will be doing during its flight.

"We are on track for the launch of the X-37B to occur next month, but the exact date of the launch is dependent on a number of factors including range conditions and weather," said Air Force spokesperson Lt. Col. John Dorrian.

"The mission for this small shuttle-like machine, developed by the US Air Force and based on NASA’s original X-37 design, remains largely classified."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Karlis on 28 September, 2012, 8:18
The U.S. military’s mysterious X-37B space plane is headed back into the great beyond. The X-37B is slated for its third launch in October, the Air Force said, but like its two orbital predecessors, the mission of the unmanned spacecraft remains shrouded in secrecy. The exact timing of the October spaceflight, dubbed Orbital Test Vechicle-3 or OTV-3, is also tentative. Read more
Comment icon #2 Posted by 747400 on 28 September, 2012, 9:16
"Since the 2010 maiden flight, U.S. officials have continuously assured the world that the mission of the OTV series is non-nefarious “testing.” For instance, the coming October mission will focus on testing the vehicle’s capabilities as well the cost-effectiveness of the aircraft, Air Force spokesperson Maj. Tracy Bunko told SPACE.com". Surely the most appropriate name for a military spokesperson ever. Isn't it a shame that, with the obsessive secrecy of the military, whatever they find out from all this testing will never be released for others, such as NASA, to make use of?
Comment icon #3 Posted by DONTEATUS on 30 September, 2012, 23:41
Remember NASA is still GOV.org . Diddley dont tell. Mostly !
Comment icon #4 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 1 October, 2012, 0:02
Isn't it a shame that, with the obsessive secrecy of the military, whatever they find out from all this testing will never be released for others, such as NASA, to make use of? What is particularly frustrating is that the X-37 started out as a NASA programme before being transferred to the military.
Comment icon #5 Posted by andy hair candy on 2 October, 2012, 22:42
i hate secrets...


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