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The Air Force's mysterious spacecraft lands and completes the two-year mission

In this US Air Force photo of October 27, 2019, the Air Force's X-37B successfully lands at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility at Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida following a record breaking mission of two years. (US Air Force over AP) The Air Force's mysterious spacecraft returns to Earth after a record-breaking mission of two years. The X-37B …

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The US Air Force's mysterious spacecraft lands in orbit after 780 days

The exact details of these experiments are a closely guarded secret. In a statement, the Air Force only announced that the program "carries out risk mitigation, experimentation and concept development for reusable spacecraft technologies". This is the fifth X-37B spacecraft that has been orbited in the past decade, with each flight longer than its predecessor. "Our team has prepared for …

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The Air Force's mysterious X-37B spacecraft returns to Earth after a record-breaking 780 days in orbit

The US Air Force's mysterious X-37B spacecraft returned to Earth on Sunday after more than two years of orbit. The unoccupied X-37B orbital test vehicle Mission 5 landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility at 3:51 pm ET Sunday, the Air Force confirmed. The 780-day mission has broken its own record of nearly 718 days in the orbit …

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The Air Force's mysterious X-37B spacecraft lands in orbit after 780 days

An earlier headline had the wrong number of days in orbit. It has been corrected. US. Air Force The US Air Force X-37B orbital test vehicle landed on Sunday morning in Florida. Another flight, another long-term record than two years in orbit. The 780-day mission surpassed the previous space record of 718 days in orbit. "The X-37B continues to show …

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The Air Force's mysterious X-37B spacecraft lands in orbit after 780 days

An earlier headline had the wrong number of days in orbit. It has been corrected. US. Air Force The US Air Force X-37B orbital test vehicle landed on Sunday morning in Florida. Another flight, another long-term record than two years in orbit. The 780-day mission surpassed the previous space record of 718 days in orbit. "The X-37B continues to show …

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The US Air Force's X-37B spacecraft lands after a 780-day mystery mission

The US Air Force's X-37B spacecraft landed landed on Earth (October 27) after a record of 780 days in orbit and launched the fifth ultra-long mission for the military's mini-shuttle fleet. The X-37B mission for the Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) ended with a smooth autonomous deployment at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida at …

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The US Air Force's X-37B spacecraft lands after a 780-day mystery mission

The US Air Force's X-37B spacecraft landed landed on Earth (October 27) after a record of 780 days in orbit and launched the fifth ultra-long mission for the military's mini-shuttle fleet. The X-37B mission for the Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) ended with a smooth autonomous deployment at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida at …

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Rare image of US Air Force's secretive space plane in orbit / Boing Boing

Astrophotographer Ralf Vandebergh captured an image of the US Air Force's X-37B space plane in orbit. The reusable, uncrewed space vehicle, designated OTV-5, is on a secret testing mission since its launch in September 2017. From Vandebergh's post at Spaceweather.com: I've been hunting for the OTV-5 since months and saw it visually in May. When I tried to return to …

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Lockheed Martin makes a proposal for the US Air Force's GPS IIIF program

Jim Sharkey 23. April 2018 Rendering of a GPS III satellite. Source: Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin has submitted a proposal for the US Air Force's GPS III Follow On (GPS IIIF) program, adding new features to new GPS satellites. It is expected that up to 22 next-generation spacecraft will be manufactured under this program. The first 10 of the [GPS] …

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