This Secret X-37B Plane Finally Landed After 780 Days In Orbit
The device will launch a research satellite small FalconSat-8 into orbit
The Pentagon has announced that the high-tech X-37B space drone will again go into orbit on its sixth secret mission this month, US media reported. According to the Air Force, the device will be launched from the cosmodrome at Cape Canaveral on May 16.
The drone will launch a small research satellite, small FalconSat-8, into orbit. It will also be equipped for the first time with a service module that will expand the research capabilities of the apparatus. Reportedly, the goal of the mission is to maximize the capabilities of the apparatus.
The device, in particular, conducts experiments for NASA on the effects of radiation on seeds and other materials.. In addition, it is planned to conduct an experiment to convert solar energy into radio frequency microwave energy and study the possibility of its transmission to Earth..
The drone has already spent a total of 2,865 days in space, including 780 days in orbit during the last mission, which ended in October 2019..
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