Sunday, April 4, 2010

X-37B Autonomous Orbital Test Vehicle

Huffington Post is reporting that the Air Force this month plans to launch the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The X-37B is a small reusable vehicle that is launched by conventional rocket. The exact mission details are sketchy, but include testing of guidance, navigation, control, thermal protection and autonomous operation in orbit, re-entry and landing.

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