LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Dec 11 2012
United Launch Alliance

OTV-3 (X-37B) (USA-240)

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM EST

(December 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM EST

(December 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM EST

(December 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Government/Top Secret
    • It is the second flight of the first Boeing X-37B vehicle and the third flight of the program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle is an unmanned 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long reusable mini-spaceplane capable of autonomous re-entry and landing. The specific identity of the spaceship's payload or the mission objectives were not revealed. The mission concluded after 674 days in orbit.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 41