Launch of X-37B Remains On Track Despite Coronavirus Outbreak Written 9 April 2020


X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA | USAF)

Spaceflight Now reports that although US “military officials said Tuesday the launch of the next satellite for the GPS navigation network – planned for April 29 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket – has been delayed to no earlier than June 30 to avoid exposing launch crews to the COVID-19 viral disease,” Space Force officials are “moving forward with preparations for launch of the military’s X-37B spaceplane aboard the next flight of ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket next month, according to Col. Robert Bongiovi, SMC’s launch enterprise director.” Built by The Boeing Company “and readied for launch in a former space shuttle hangar at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the X-37B spaceplane will be encapsulated inside the Atlas 5’s payload fairing and transported to Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41 launch pad early next month for integration with the launch vehicle.” 
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