What is the x 37 doing?

What is the x 37 doing?

The primary objectives of the X-37B are twofold; reusable spacecraft technologies for America’s future in space and operating experiments which can be returned to, and examined, on Earth. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is the newest and most advanced re-entry spacecraft.

How fast is the X-37B?

17,430 mph
Boeing X-37/Max speed

How big is the X-37B?

around 29 feet
It is around 29 feet (8.8 meters) long and 9.5 feet (2.9 m) tall, with a wingspan of slightly less than 15 feet (4.6 m). It weighs 11,000 pounds (4,990 kilograms) when on the launchpad. Like the space shuttle, the X-37B takes off vertically and is propelled by a rocket.

Who makes the X-37B?

Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Boeing Phantom Works
Boeing X-37/Manufacturers

Is there a secret space shuttle?

The Boeing X-37, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), is a reusable robotic spacecraft. It is boosted into space by a launch vehicle, then re-enters Earth’s atmosphere and lands as a spaceplane.

Can a rocket carry humans?

NASA uses rockets and spacecraft to send humans into space. Some spacecraft go where humans cannot travel.

When is the launch of the X-37B space plane?

X-37B maker Boeing on May 6 tweeted a short video showing the space plane going through its paces. Just announced by @SecAFOfficial: The #X37B spaceplane is ready for launch on Atlas V. Stay tuned May 16 for the @USAirForce autonomous mission that improves and advances space tech. #USSF7 pic.twitter.com/JiN39OOM4V

How much money was spent on the Boeing X-37?

Over a four-year period, a total of US$192 million was spent on the project, with NASA contributing $109 million, the U.S. Air Force $16 million, and Boeing $67 million. In late 2002, a new $301-million contract was awarded to Boeing as part of NASA’s Space Launch Initiative framework.

When was the Boeing X-37 transferred to DARPA?

The X-37 was originally designed to be carried into orbit in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle, but underwent redesign for launch on a Delta IV or comparable rocket after it was determined that a shuttle flight would be uneconomical. The X-37 was transferred from NASA to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on 13 September 2004.

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