Next X-37B launch delayed


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The Air Force has delayed the next launch of one of its X-37B unmanned reusable mini-shuttles until no earlier than May 20.

They say there is an issue with the spacecraft that needs to be worked out, though they have not said what that issue is.

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  • PeterF

    Also of note is the lightsail2 nanosat test mission piggybacking on the launch. I hope to see future robotic missions using lightsail propulsion with maybe ion engine backup. Improved solar collector arrays could result in indefinite duration exploration missions.

  • wodun

    There are some major drawbacks to solar sails though. This was a topic on The Space Show a few weeks back, http://www.thespaceshow.com/detail.asp?q=2415

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