X-37B

X-37B delivered to orbit

Experimental USAF space plane X-37B was delivered today by the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket to Low Earth Orbit. It was first launch of X-37B by Falcon-9 rocket in the history. The 41st launch of Falcon-9 rocket was unique and clearly shows intentions of SpaceX for following years – getting into military contracts. Boeing X-37B, experimental robotic space plane, always launch on Continue Reading The post X-37B delivered to orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Falcon-9 test fire before OTV-5 mission

SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket passed test fire planned before scheduled for September 7th, 2017, launch of U.S. Air Force X-37B robotic space plane. SpaceX performed test fire of Falcon-9 rocket on August 31 at LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Rocket without encapsulated vehicle was rolled out from hangar to the launch site; ground service team connected power and fueling lines reporting Continue Reading The post Falcon-9 test fire before OTV-5 mission appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

X-37B returns successfully from space after long-term mission !

Yesterday X-37B space plane returned from lasting for 718 days mission and performed flawless landing at Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This mission sets new record of flight duration for unmanned X-37B space plane designed and manufactured by Boeing Defense, Space & Security for U.S. Air Force. With 718 days X-37B managed to bet record of  USA-240 Continue Reading The post X-37B returns successfully from space after long-term mission ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]