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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Launch of secretive X-37B delayed until May 20

X-37B space planeUnited Launch Alliance (ULA ) has announced the postponement of the Air Force Space Command mission, AFSPC-5. The current schedule puts the launch at taking place no earlier than May 20, 2015.

ULA has stated that the delay was caused so as to accommodate a spacecraft issue that was encountered with the mission’s U.S. Air Force X-37B mini shuttle.

The AFSPC-5 is the next scheduled flight of the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), also known as the X-37B.

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