Is known as the Air Force’s most mysterious X-37B spacecraft will return to the ground. American media generally believe, X-37B also perform a number of secret missions, including reconnaissance, surveillance, and space weapons testing.
Dow Jones recently reported that the Air Force has been called America’s most mysterious X-37B spacecraft will return to the ground. United States Air Force, said this type of aircraft in space flight around the Earth in the past 22 months have been a number of technical tests. The American media generally believe, X-37B also perform a number of secret missions, including reconnaissance, surveillance, and space weapons testing.
American 30th Space Wing Commander Bates said, the staff of California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base is ready, waiting for the X-37B’s third return landing. The news from the Federal Aviation Administration, said local time at 8:00 on the 14th to 17:00, Southern California airspace will be temporarily closed.
X-37B space plane is also known as orbital test vehicle. Currently, the United States Air Force has a total of two X-37B space plane, its first mission in 2010. All along, the practical uses of the X-37B, a detailed task situation and future plans are part of the contents of the top secret American military.
Recently the United States Air Force said in a brief statement, in this mission, the US X-37B’s on cruise control, thermal protection systems and electronic equipment for the technical test. In addition, American will be detected automatically orbit, return and landing capability. Said in a statement, American future will be more on the X-37B test.
December 11, 2012, X-37B space plane was launched in Cape Canaveral, Florida Air Force Base, which is the third mission in orbit around the Earth, but also the longest time. According to the plan, X-37B of this mission is only nine months, but its actual flight time of up to 22 months. Most of the U.S. media that, X-37B during this period also perform a number of secret missions, including reconnaissance, surveillance activities, and testing of new weapons and equipment in space.
As the United States Air Force, a new generation of space equipment, X-37B space shuttle dimensions smaller than conventional. It is about 8.8 meters in length, with a wingspan of about 4.6 meters, weighs 5.5 tons. It needs into orbit by the Atlas V rocket booster to.