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X-37B Found By Amateur Sky Watchers

May 23rd, 2010 05:06 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

otter42 writes “It seems that X-37B couldn’t stay hidden forever. Launched a few weeks ago, The Flying Twinkie disappeared shortly after separation. Now it has been found in an orbit that takes it as far north as 40 degrees latitude. No additional information has been found about the spacecraft’s capabilities or purpose, except for a US Air Force statement that the satellite has no space-weapons purpose. The X-37B is intended to fly for 9 months at a time, opening the door to possible space longevity experiments in addition to its spying tasks.”

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