Monday, October 03, 2011

X-37B OTV-2 update

Space.com notes that, as of last week, OTV-2 had been in orbit over 206 days on its way to its full 270 day mission.  Although its mission is still top secret, the Air Force will say that it is doing well and they are learning a lot. At a recent conference, Boeing reps noted that the X-37B is ready to fly to the ISS with no technology changes. They mapped out various uses for the design including upscales that could carry up to 7 astronauts.  Not bad for 'old-space'.