After a day of delays due to weather and a valve change, the U.S. Air Force’s second X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-2) was successfully launched at 5:46pm EST March 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., marking the start of a classified mission that could extend into November. The vehicle was launched from Space Launch Complex 41 on an Atlas V rocket and will return to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be recovered by the 30th Space Wing. The Air Force says the ...

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