SpaceX launches top-secret space shuttle before Irma reaches Florida
08 September, 2017, 00:38 | Author: Lorena Waters
As The Verge notes, Hurricane Irma will be about 900 miles from Kennedy Space Center at the time of launch, so while it's very unlikely that the storm will directly impact the launch, it could cause unfavorable weather conditions and possibly, a delay.
Following guidelines set by the Air Force, SpaceX ended live commentary on the progress of the second stage's flight less than three minutes after liftoff.
As has become customary, SpaceXlanded its leftover booster back at Cape Canaveral for eventual reuse.
Yes, you read that correctly; this marked SpaceX's 16 overall successful landing of the Falcon 9 (and the seventh on terra firma).
The launch window is from 9:50 a.m. until 2:55 p.m.
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane fleet has begun its fifth secret flight with the launch of the OTV-5 mission on September 7, 2017.
NATO wants pressure ramped up on North Korea Meanwhile, hundreds of local residents and activists are gathered near the US base protesting the deployment. North Korea says it detonated a hydrogen bomb in its sixth nuclear test on Sunday.
Previous X-37B launches had been performed by the United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing.
Some 29 feet long (nine meters) and 15 feet (4.5 meters) wide, it resembles the space shuttle, the last of which flew in July 2011. The main goal today was getting the reusable X-37B - also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) - into orbit.
USAF officials said they want to use a variety of rockets for the X-37B programme to launch quickly if warranted. The X-37B is going to a higher inclination orbit than usual but the X-37B's main mission is classified and is being fiercely guarded. "This mission carries small satellite ride shares and will demonstrate greater opportunities for rapid space access and on-orbit testing of emerging space technologies".
The Air Force hasn't yet disclosed when the X-37B will come back to Earth.
SpaceX can add another first to its ever-increasing list: On Thursday, it successfully launched an the U.S. Air Force's X-37B experimental spaceplane for the first time.
What exactly the X-37B does up in space is classified military information, although for this flight, it will carry an experiment called the Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader (ASETS-II) in its pickup-bed-sized payload bay. Heat pipes can be used on satellites to help regulate their temperature in space. DARPA transferred it to the Air Force in 2006. "It is our goal to continue advancing the X-37B OTV so it can more fully support the growing space community".
Hurricane Irma strengthened as it hit the Caribbean on Wednesday with "unprecedented intensity", claimed reports . Florida , Puerto Rico , and other Caribbean islands are expecting to take the brunt of the storm.
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Jose Mourinho has suggested that managers who leave a club "in conditions for failure" are more damaging than short-term bosses. He says United's quick business saved them almost £75m on Lukaku alone, explaining: "I think we were very clever".
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Avramopoulos said the ECJ's decision is encouraging and that he hoped to reach a final compromise by the end of the year. Slovakia reacted by saying that the sentence should be complied with but that the relocation quotas do not work.
A loose Williams game early in the second offered Kvitova the lifeline she needed and she clawed back to take the second set. I try to tell myself to enjoy the competition, enjoy the battle and I think I was able to do that.
The Prime Minister also said that future Indian projects would be in line with Myanmar's needs and priorities. Hundreds have died since Rohingya militants raided police posts in Myanmar's Rakhine State last month.
President Donald Trump has spoken with the leaders of Britain and Australia about North Korea's latest nuclear test . Mattis also said that Trump had been briefed on various military options available to the United States.
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