US Space Force sends X-37B craft on another secretive mission (Federal Times)

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    US Space Force sends X-37B craft on another secretive mission – By Courtney Albon (Federal Times) / Dec 29, 2023

    WASHINGTON — SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch vehicle successfully lifted the U.S. Space Force’s X-37B test platform to orbit, continuing the vehicle’s experimental and largely classified mission.

    The Dec. 28 mission was the X-37B’s seventh launch. The Boeing-built spacecraft serves as a testbed for new technologies for both the Defense Department and NASA. Its first flight was in 2010.

    “This was a very important mission and our teams worked shoulder-to-shoulder to ensure a successful launch,” Brig. Gen. Kristin Panzenhagen, commander of Space Launch Delta 45, said in a statement.

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