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X-37B orbital test vehicle

Country of Origin: USA


The X-37B is an experimental, reusable autonomous spacecraft designed to be a technology testbed for the U.S. Air Force. Technologies being tested include advanced guidance, navigation and control; thermal protection systems; avionics; high-temperature structures and seals; conformable, reusable insulation; lightweight electromechanical flight systems; advanced materials; and autonomous orbital flight, re-entry and landing.

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