Military-US air force conducted a successful launch of the carrier rocket “Atlas V” with a secret orbital test vehicle aboard. About it reports BBC News.
The project is an unmanned reusable spacecraft, the Boeing X-37B is classified, in the public domain about him, there is little information. However, it is known that during space missions the unit will launch a satellite into orbit and test the power beaming technology.
In addition, in space for an experiment on the effect of radiation on seeds, plants and other objects.
This launch was the sixth for the experimental Orbiter.
Previously, the company SpaceX has postponed the launch of a new batch of Internet-satellites system, Starlink. With high probability the cause of this was the launch of “Atlas V”.