Science

Air Force launches X-37B spy plane from Florida

Air Force launches X-37B spy plane from Florida”

Though it is now operated by the US Space Force, it remains a US Air Force asset.

A space plane is on a secret mission for the U.S. Space Force after launching from Cape Canaveral Sunday.

"You could say the X-37B sits on the shoulders of the space shuttle", said Chilton.

Space Force propelled the Boeing-built space plane atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is adjacent to Kennedy Space Center.

A live video stream of the launch showed the Atlas V lifting off into space and the separation of the rocket's first stage from the Centaur upper stage. In addition, the mission will test reusable space vehicle technologies.

Raymond called the module "a trailer ... behind the truck that provides added capacity for experiments", but didn't want to elaborate on the size of the module or how the X-37 was modified to incorporate that upgrade.

More news: THPS 1+2 Will Feature Original Skaters In Their Current Age

Experiments on board are to include studying the effects of space travel on various materials, and the effect of space radiation on seeds.

The craft launched with an extra compartment for experiments, including several for NASA and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, making it the largest load for science yet for a mission.

The aircraft, also known as an Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), is on its sixth mission in space, where it will deploy a satellite into orbit.

"It suggests that the X-37B may have a mission to serve as a covert satellite deployment platform". The autonomous spacecraft took off Sunday at 9:14 a.m. ET, about 24 hours after bad weather conditions forced the postponement of the launch on Saturday. USA In decades, the Space Force is under the supervision of the secretary of the air force.

A U.S. congressional advisory panel last November compiled a report, urging the Trump administration to "develop a strategy to ensure the United States remains the preeminent space power in the face of growing competition from China".



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


18 May 2020
Ubisoft Sues Google And Apple Over Rainbow Six Siege Clone
Curiously, Ubisoft did not sue Ejoy or Qooka Games, but the stores that host them, without explaining this decision. While the allegation hasn't been proved yet, it will be illegal if Ubisoft proves that the game has been copied.

18 May 2020
Why India's YouTube and TikTok stars fight on Twitter?
Still, after so much engagement, the video was not on the trending page maybe because it had been reported by several individuals. It is evident from the video that the incident has taken a toll on his emotions and he is heartbroken.

18 May 2020
Things Parents Need to Know About Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
Even if it's not multisystem inflammatory syndrome, " it could be strep throat or something else that needs treatment", she adds. Most doctors believe that MIS-C is actually a separate condition caused by an abnormal immune response to COVID-19 .

18 May 2020
Religion Not Mandatory To Feel Kashmir Agony, Shahid Afridi Says
In good faith, we did it for humanity and for the people suffering due to the coronavirus ", said Harbhajan. I made an appeal on your behest for the sake of humanity. "Remember Bangladesh?" he added.

18 May 2020
T20 WC postponement could pave the way for IPL: Mark Taylor
In the meantime, Taylor, believes that it could be a chance for the Board of Control for Cricket in India to host the Indian Premier League (IPL).

18 May 2020
CBS All Access Orders 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds'
All Access announced past year that it was developing a series centred on Michelle Yeoh's character from " Discovery ". CBS All Access is CBS' direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service.

18 May 2020
Former Bama QB Taulia Tagovailoa Transfers to Maryland
Although Tua played under Locksley at Alabama, Taulia just missed him, as Locksley is entering his second year with the Terrapins. Taulia has terrific touch and trajectory on his throws and delivers the ball with above-average accuracy.

18 May 2020
Pretty Things frontman Phil May dies aged 75
Phil May died on Friday morning at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn after falling from his bike earlier this week. May had fallen off his bicycle earlier in the week. "I'm shocked", tweeted The Kinks guitarist Dave Davies .

18 May 2020
My raw thoughts on ‘iphone SE 2020’.
In this blog I will share my thoughts on iphone se 2020 edition and should you buy or not or go with iphone xr. The iPhone SE 2020 can be bought in India in three storage versions such as 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB.

18 May 2020
WNBA draft: Sabrina Ionescu goes No. 1 to New York Liberty
However, following the major celebratory moment, Ionescu showed Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant some love on Instagram . Being based in major media market NY , after being drafted by the Liberty, should also help Ionescu further expand her brand.