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Sept. 7, 2017
Falcon 9 carrying OTV-5 lift-off. Image Credits: SpaceX/Orbiter.ch Aerospace
On Thursday, September 7 at 10:00 am EDT, SpaceX successfully launched the Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) payload from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) Mission
Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
U.S. military’s X-37B. Image Credit: Boeing
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the U.S. military’s X-37B, a spaceplane also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, on the program’s fifth mission.
For more infomation about X-37B, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_X-37
For more information about SpaceX, visit: http://www.spacex.com/
Images (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: SpaceX/Orbiter.ch Aerospace.