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Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Launching Secret Mission Today: Watch Live
The U.S. Air Force's fourth X-37 space plane mystery mission will launch into space atop an Atlas V rocket on May 20, 2015 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It is the fourth secret mission for the classified military space plane program.
May 20th, 2015
The unmanned X-37B spacecraft is scheduled to blast off today (May 20) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during a four-hour window that opens at 10:45 a.m. EDT. You can watch it live beginning at 10:45 a.m. EDT.
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What Will the X-37B Military Space Plane Do on Its Next Mystery Mission?
Third Mission X-37B Space Plane
May 19th, 2015
The United States Air Force's X-37B robotic space plane is scheduled to launch on its fourth mission this Wednesday (May 20). Just what it will be doing, and for how long, is a mystery.
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US Air Force Launches X-37B Space Plane on 4th Mystery Mission
AFSPC-5 Launch on May 20, 2015 #3
May 20th, 2015
The unmanned X-37B spacecraft launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket today (May 20) at 10:45 a.m. EDT from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The booster also carried the Planetary Society's tiny LightSail to orbit.
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Air Force's Robotic X-37B Space Plane Launches Mystery Mission This Week
ULA Photo of X-37B Space Place Payload
May 17th, 2015
The unmanned X-37B spacecraft is scheduled to launch Wednesday (May 20) at 10:45 a.m. EDT atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, kicking off the vehicle's fourth mission.
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US Air Force's Next X-37B Space Plane Mystery Mission to Test Thruster
A U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane is seen on a runway at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in this taxi test image from June 2009.
May 1st, 2015
The U.S. Air Force will test an innovative spacecraft thruster this month when it launches the latest mystery mission of its robotic X-37B space plane. Liftoff is set for May 20, 2015.
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Pentagon Says 2013 Chinese Launch May Have Tested Antisatellite Technology
General John Hyten
May 19th, 2015
The U.S. Defense Department is suggesting that the May 2013 launch of a Chinese rocket that it branded at the time as suspicious was a test of a technology designed to counter or destroy satellites in geosynchronous orbit.
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NASA Experiment Hitches Ride on US Air Force's X-37B Space Plane
X-37B Space Plane Encapsulated
May 18th, 2015
The NASA payload aims to test how the space environment affects certain materials. The experiment is flying aboard the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B spacecraft, which is scheduled to blast off Wednesday from Cape Canaveral.
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Inside the US Air Force's Next X-37B Space Plane Mystery Mission
The U.S. Air Force's fourth X-37B space plane mission, the Orbital Test Vehicle 4 flight, will launch on a secret mission on May 20, 2015. An unmanned Atlas V rocket will launch the space plane from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
May 8th, 2015
The U.S. Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office is scheduled to launch the fourth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) in May 2015.
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