SpaceX deploys covert U.S. military satellite as Hurricane Irma closes in
Sep 08, 2017, 00:43
The Air Force sent a secret space plane into orbit from Florida on Thursday just ahead of Hurricane Irma's expected arrival this weekend. The four or more weeks between launches at LC-39A will hopefully provide SpaceX enough time to deal with whatever complications Hurricane Irma brings, and will also provide plenty of breathing room for the team of engineers working to reactivate launch pad LC-40. Irma was roughly 900 miles from Kennedy Space Center prior to launch.
The company will launch their US Air Force space plane X-37B off of the Falcon 9 rocket.
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SpaceX has conducted their 13th successful launch of 2017 after sending Boeing's X-37B spaceplane into orbit.
OTV-5 is the first X-37B mission to use a SpaceX rocket.
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The Air Force said in a release that this is the fifth test of its ship, and it will carry some satellites and test "emerging space technologies" while in orbit. Its last mission lasted 718 days, or nearly two years. You might remember the X-37B from its previous trip to space, which it returned from in May of this year. By comparison, Nasa's retired space shuttles were 122ft long with a 78ft wingspan. Touchdown was near ideal, with the rocket landing directly on the launch pad's SpaceX logo.
The secretive program is based in two former space shuttle hangars near the Vehicle Assembly Building at KSC, allowing both spacecraft to land at the nearby Shuttle Landing Facility. Additionally the space magazine reported that some aerospace experts believe the Air Force is testing small satellites that could be cheaper than current technologies.
Although the Air Force has stayed mostly silent about the X-37B's details, a little information has trickled out from other sources. Boeing houses and prepares the X-37B spaceplanes for launch inside former space shuttle hangars near the space center's huge Vehicle Assembly Building.
Another Falcon 9 rocket is due for launch October 4 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with the third batch of 10 next-generation voice and data relay satellites for Iridium.
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The National Guard has no time to rest. "This is a core competency of the National Guard". "This is what we train for. The Indiana National Guard will lend its help to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Gorka later told a reporter it was "disappointing" that the White House was saying he was sacked because "I resigned". McMaster, who appears to have strongly influenced Trump's new interventionist stance on Afghanistan.
Last month, the designer posted a "conceptual product design" video, teasing the upcoming Mi Mix 2 with even slimmer bezels. Earlier, in May it was reported that Snapdragon 845 was in development and is expected to be built on a new 7nm process.
The blaze, which erupted on Tuesday from a campfire that was started outside a designated area, was 40 percent contained. Fire officials will be flying over the area at 6 a.m.to get a better assessment of what has burned .
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Navas preserved the lead in the 68th with a stellar save, a falling right-handed stop on a deflected shot by Christian Pulisic . Perhaps the USA should be anxious , because there was plenty to be concerned about with regard to this performance.
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Their statement says they absolutely do not accept terrorist attacks and they can not accept terrorist acts in the name of Islam. Advocates for the Rohingya suggest many more civilians have died in army attacks on villages, but they have not given a total.
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