jeudi 7 septembre 2017

SpaceX - OTV-5 Launch Mission Success

SpaceX - Falcon 9 / OTV-5 Mission logo / USAF - OTV-5 Mission patch.

Sept. 7, 2017

Falcon 9 carrying OTV-5 lift-off. Image Credits: SpaceX/ 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.

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Images (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: SpaceX/ Aerospace.


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