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May 18, 2020

X-37B is in space again

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Previous post here.  Over the weekend the X-37B was once again successfully launched into orbit. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 15, 2020


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NASA and the USAF are launching the X-37B again.  This time, they’ve released at least some info on what the X-37B will be doing while in orbit.  I am fascinated by the X-37B and hope that one day we’ll know the full story of what it is being used for. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

November 12, 2019

Well, this is interesting

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A talk by the USAF Chief of Staff talking about having the F-22 and F-35 communicate and share information with the X-37B.  Of course, as the article notes, this raises the ever-present question of exactly what the X-37B does and what sort of sensors it has that could share useful information with the fighters.  Something fascinating is going on with thee X-37B.  I just hope that one day we know what it is.

October 28, 2019


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Its back.  Regular readers know I am very interested in the X-37B.  Like many people I don’t buy that it is just being used for research.  When will the next one launch? (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)


More here.

August 12, 2019

More X-37B stuff

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Article here.  The current X-37B in orbit has been there almost two years.  It seems like the USAF keeps one in orbit at nearly all times. (Some great photos in this article.  I may  have to get the kit of this thing.)

July 25, 2019

More X-37B

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Story here.  I am amazed that the USAF has managed to keep so much about the X-37 program secret.  It reminds me of the success they had with the F-117.  There is an amazing story here that we’ll one day hear and be amazed.

May 22, 2015


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:07 am
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The X-37 is in space again.  No one seems to know exactly what the military is using it for. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 8, 2014

More X-37B news

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One year in orbit.  Wonder what it is doing?

June 17, 2012

The news from space

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The Russians are interested in the moon.

The Chinese are putting men and women in space.

The American’s unmanned mystery space plane is back on earth.

September 3, 2010

Very interesting

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:04 am
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I’ve been following the X-37B story casually for some time.  This latest twist is most interesting.

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