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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017 : DISCUSSION
« Reply #480 on: 03/05/2019 06:56 pm »
Is the X37 from this SpaceX Launch still in orbit? I havent heard anything about the X37 project in a while.
Yes, still in orbit. If it matches the previous mission, it'll land in September this year. But I think it'll land sometime this year; the last two missions were around two years each. Not hearing anything about secret missions is unsurprising :)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017 : DISCUSSION
« Reply #481 on: 03/06/2019 11:13 am »
Thank you both!!
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017 : DISCUSSION
« Reply #482 on: 03/06/2019 10:01 pm »
I may have asked this before; apologies if it was answered before.

Is there any known operational reason why both OTVs could not both fly simultaneously?  Not necessarily rendezvous-ed, just in 2 distinct orbits simultaneously?

Therefore, must this OTV land before the next OTV flight (NET Dec. 2019)?
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017 : DISCUSSION
« Reply #483 on: 03/07/2019 04:02 am »
I may have asked this before; apologies if it was answered before.

Is there any known operational reason why both OTVs could not both fly simultaneously?  Not necessarily rendezvous-ed, just in 2 distinct orbits simultaneously?

Therefore, must this OTV land before the next OTV flight (NET Dec. 2019)?
No there is not. STS could have flown simultaneous flights but refurbishment precluded.

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