The US Space Force is preparing its X-37B space plane for its seventh mission, as it recently touched down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center after completing its sixth mission. The X-37B, often dubbed the “mini space shuttle,” remains shrouded in mystery due to its classified payloads and undisclosed objectives. With each mission lasting for several years, the space plane has collectively spent 2,865 days in orbit. Aside from conducting experiments and testing various technologies in microgravity, the X-37B is also equipped with a deployable solar array, allowing it to operate for extended durations. The upcoming mission further emphasizes the US Space Force’s commitment to advancing space capabilities and testing innovative payloads.
Today: February 23, 2024