ULA plans to launch experimental spaceplane for U.S. Space Force from Florida on Saturday

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An experimental spaceplane about one fourth the size of the space shuttle will launch from Cape Canaveral on Saturday on a mission for the United States Space Force.

It’s been three years since the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, a spaceplane designed by Boeing to fly to low-Earth orbit, has launched from the Space Coast. This mission will be its sixth — the program has been launching since 2010 to test technologies on an uncrewed test vehicle that is reliable, resuable and can test experiments on long-duration missions and bring them back to Earth. Read more here.