OTV-1Success Paves Way For Planned2011 Expanded Test

Credit: U.S. AIR FORCE
The U.S. Air Force is playing down speculation about operational roles for the secretive X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), but it acknowledges that the reusable spacecraft could complement ongoing operationally responsive space initiatives. “This is a test vehicle. That’s what it is, pure and simple...

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