The 29-foot X-37B spaceplane circled the planet for seven months in 2010 and is now embarking on a new secret mission being referred to a OTV-3, or Orbital Test Vehicle, flight No.
What does S stand for?
S stands for Spaceplane (US military aerospace vehicle)
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- Military and Government
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- Source (transistor; electronics)
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Magnetic levitation and magnetic propulsion systems would give a high initial velocity to a spaceplane, which would then use a scramjet or rocket to propel itself into orbit.
Sierra Nevada Corp propose a shuttle-like spaceplane - Dream Chaser.
12) NASA had not done well in building such spacecraft, whether the reusable X-33 or various proposals for a small shuttle or spaceplane to reach the International Space Station or Low Earth Orbit.
Rather than carry people, the military is looking at the spaceplane as a way to test new equipment, sensors and material in space.
The first composition is a concise survey of the manned space program pursued by the Service from 1959 to 1963, highlighting the interactions with NASA's Mercury and Gemini programs as well as the Dyna-Soar spaceplane.