Secret US X-37B space plane – Orbital Test Vehicle 2 being developed

The X-37B program is under the banner of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office in Washington, D.C., with one job description dedicated to demonstrating a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the United States Air Force.

The space plane is being operated under the direction of Air Force Space Command’s 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron, a space control unit located at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado.

A second X-37B ā€“ called Orbital Test Vehicle 2 ā€“ is also in development, headed for a test mission slated for 2011.


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