Tuesday, March 1, 2011

X-37 ready for another go?

X-37B Set For Launch

by Staff Writers
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Mar 2, 2011
The 45th Space Wing is set to launch an Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 on March 4, 2011. The rocket will carry an Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV). The launch window for this Air Force mission opens at 3:39 p.m. EST.
The X-37B will provide a flexible space test platform to conduct various experiments and allow satellite sensors, subsystems, components and associated technology to be efficiently transported to and from the space environment where it will need to function.

Authors note: It is interesting (and maybe planned) that Discovery will be in orbit at the same time as the X-37. Read into that what you will.

-Steve Douglass

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