News Archive / Tagged: OTV-5
U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B shuttle returns under cover of nightCullen DesforgesOctober 28th, 2019
MERRITT ISLAND, FL – After a record-breaking 780 days on orbit the United States Air Force’s secretive space plane, the X-37B, touched down on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center on Oct. 27, 2019.
SpaceX beats odds, Hurricane Irma to launch Falcon 9 with X-37BDerek RichardsonSeptember 7th, 2017
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — With weather iffy at best and Hurricane Irma on the approach, SpaceX managed to launch its 13th Falcon 9 rocket this year. The flight sent the U.S. Air Force’s secretive robotic X-37B spaceplane into orbit.
Cape Canaveral prepares for Hurricane IrmaPaul KnightlySeptember 7th, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — While Hurricane Irma continues to aim at Florida, it is not expected to have any significant impact on the Sept. 7, 2017, launch attempt of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the U.S. military's reusable X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. However, it will eventually affect operations on the Space Coast regardless of whether the OTV-5 mission gets underway on time.
As Hurricane Irma looms, X-37B poised for first flight atop SpaceX Falcon 9Derek RichardsonSeptember 6th, 2017
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Continuing its breakneck launch pace, SpaceX is preparing to fly its 13th Falcon 9 rocket in the 2017 calendar year. The booster is scheduled to loft one of the U.S. Air Force's two reusable robotic X-37B spaceplanes.