‘Secret’ X-37B Space Plane Disappears Again

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Artist impression of the Boeing X-37B (USAF)

The game between the United States [Air][3] Force and amateur satellite trackers continues: the unmanned X-37B [space][4] plane – a classified project of the Air Force – has changed [orbit][5] once again, leaving those that monitor the flyovers of the [space plane][6] scrambling to locate it once again.

The X-37B was launched on April 22nd, 2010 on an Atlas V rocket from [Cape Canaveral][7], Florida, and has been orbiting [the Earth][8] ever since. During the period between July 29th and August 14th of this year, the plane changed its orbit and forced the amateurs that monitor the satellite to find it again, and recalculate its orbital path. According to [Spaceweather.com yesterday][9], the X-37B has once again changed its location. It did not pass over at the expected time on the nights of October 7th and October 9th.(…) Read the rest of [‘Secret’ X-37B Space Plane Disappears Again][10] (383 words)

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