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Next Launch ORB-3 on a Antares rocket from Wallops Island, VA
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27 Oct 14 22:44:00 GMT
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KSC's Remaining Shuttle Processing Hangars Will Support Secretive Air Force X-37B Program

The X-37B during post-landing operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base after landing in 2010. Personnel in SCAPE suits (Self-contained atmospheric protective ensemble) are seen here conducting initial checks on the vehicle and ensuring the area is safe. Photo Credit: USAF

On Dec. 11, 2012, ULA launched the third mission to deliver a secretive and [...]

Incredible Wired4Space Video of OTV-3 Launch

Video courtesy of Wired4Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The only element of the above video that is not from AmericaSpace partner Wired4Space is the voiceover audio. All other elements were produced either by Wired4Space or AmericaSpace. Wired4Space’s Jeff Seibert positioned several video cameras out at Cape Canaveral Air Force [...]

Dec. 11 Launch for X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle?

Graphics courtesy of Max-Q Entertainment

United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced that it has cleared the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle for launch atop one of the company’s Atlas V 501 rockets on Dec. 11, 2012. This follows a thorough review of a technical issue that appeared during the launch of a Delta IV Medium launch [...]

Launch of U.S. Air Force's Secretive Space Plane Delayed Until Dec. 11

Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – United Launch Alliance (ULA) has stated that it is working with the Eastern Range to launch one of the U.S. Air Force’s Orbital Test Vehicles (OTV) no earlier than Dec. 11. This marks the fourth delay of the unmanned space plane after an issue [...]

Launch of Air Force’s OTV Space Plane Slips Again

Photo Credit: Boeing

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla – The third launch of the United States Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle or OTV-3 has been delayed by an additional two weeks. Liftoff had been slated for Nov. 13 – has now slipped to no-earlier-than Nov. 27.

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Third Launch of Air Force's Secretive Space Plane Delayed

The launch of the U.S. Air Force’s Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) has been delayed to Nov. 13. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

The launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 501 rocket has been delayed to no-earlier-than Nov. 13. The payload for this mission is the Orbital Test Vehicle or “OTV.” The delay [...]

Secretive Space Plane’s Mission Extended

The United States Air Force has announced that it will extend the second flight of the Orbital Test Vehicle, known as USA-226. Photo Credit: USAF

The United States Air Force’s second flight of the X-37B – is headed into extra innings. Known as the Orbital Test Vehicle 2 (OTV-2) this robotic mini space shuttle [...]