US secret spaceship landed

US secret spaceship landed

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4, an experimental orbital plane that had been in space for two years on a secret mission, landed at Cape Canaveral.

Much has already been said about him. And the fact that this is an ordinary research shuttle without people and life support systems, and that it is intended to carry weapons, including nuclear, ready at any moment to be used over enemy territory.

And the official version is:

Earlier in the Pentagon reported that based on the X-37B OTV-4 it was planned to conduct experiments on the program to create an ion engine and to investigate the change in the properties of materials in outer space. The full range of tasks of the American mini-shuttle was not disclosed. Experts believe that the device can be a prototype of a space interceptor or reconnaissance aircraft. It is believed that the mini-shuttle is designed to work out the destruction of space satellites, and one of its goals is to check the economic efficiency of such actions compared to rocket elimination tools.

Returning to earth, OTV-4 became the fourth orbital laboratory built as part of the X-37 project.

What else is known about him. Creation of an unmanned spacecraft reusable X-37 was launched by NASA in conjunction with Boeing in 1999.

In November 2002, a new contract for 301 mil was signed with Boeing. $. It provided for the creation of 2 experimental instruments - X-37A for atmospheric tests and X-37B for orbital flight. In July 2003, Boeing conducted ground tests of the X-37A (Approach and Landing Test Vehicle, ALTV), designed for testing maneuvering and landing.

After a series of delays, on September 13, 2004, the development of the X-37 was transferred from NASA to the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The first test flight of the X-37A, a test by dropping, was made on April 7, 2006, when the vehicle landed, it rolled out of the runway and damaged the nose landing gear. Two more free flights by dropping were made on August 18 and September 26, 2006.
On November 17, 2006, the United States Air Force announced that they would continue to develop the orbital project X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) (orbital flying laboratory).

The purpose and tasks for which the United States Air Force uses an orbital plane have not been disclosed in detail.When it was first launched in 2010, it was believed that, according to the official version, its main function would be to deliver cargo to orbit. According to other versions, X-37 will be used for reconnaissance purposes.

The first space flight took place on April 22, 2010. During the flight, navigation systems, controls, a heat-shielding envelope and an autonomous system operation system were tested.

December 3, 2010, the X-37B made a night landing on the runway of the US Air Force Vandenberg Base in California. During landing, the chassis wheel burst. Flying pieces of rubber caused minor damage to the bottom of the fuselage of the device. Despite the fact that the tire burst when it touched the runway, the device did not deviate from the course and continued braking, keeping exactly the middle of the runway. The X-37B spent 224 days in space. During its stay in orbit, the X-37B received seven plating damage as a result of a collision with space debris.

On March 5, 2011, the X-37B was launched a second time. According to statements by the US Air Force, with the help of the second X-37B, sensory instruments and satellite systems will be tested.
On June 16, 2012, the device landed after spending 469 days in orbit.

On its third flight, the X-37B spacecraft was launched on December 11, 2012. In January 2012, it was suggested that the X-37B, which had been in orbit since March 5, 2011, was used to track the Chinese module Tiangong-1, launched in September 2011.

However, an analysis of the orbit of the apparatus showed that it never approached the Chinese apparatus so closely that observation could make sense.

On October 17, 2014, the X-37B landed after spending 674 days in orbit.

On May 20, 2015, the X-37B spacecraft was launched on its fourth flight in order to conduct experiments by the US Air Force on the program to create a new ion engine based on the Hall effect, as well as NASA experiments on the effects of environment on materials in space (METIS).

For all launches of the X-37B, Atlas-5 booster was used. The launch site was the launch site of the SLC-41 US Air Force Base at Cape Canaveral. Landing apparatus carried out on the runway of the US Air Force Vandenberg in California.


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  • US secret spaceship landed

    US secret spaceship landed

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    US secret spaceship landed

    US secret spaceship landed

    US secret spaceship landed

    US secret spaceship landed

    US secret spaceship landed

    US secret spaceship landed

    US secret spaceship landed

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