- Parabolic Arc
- November 29, 2023
SpaceX Falcon 9 to Launch X-37B Space Plane
Reuters reports that SpaceX will launch the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane in August.
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson made the announcement during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, the news service reports.
Four previous X-37B missions have been launched aboard ULA’s Atlas V boosters.
The U.S. Air Force has two X-37B spacecraft, which are used to test new technologies on orbit. One vehicle landed in Florida on May 7 after spending a record 718 days in space.