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(update: postponed) for the first time aboard the SpaceX heavy Falcon rocket, the US space plane XMY 37B will launch its seventh mission.

2024-04-25 Update From: SLTechnology News&Howtos shulou NAV: SLTechnology News&Howtos > IT Information >


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Update: SpaceX issued an announcement saying that the launch of the Falcon heavy rocket originally scheduled for 09:24 today was suspended due to ground problems.

The SpaceX team is rescheduling USSF-52 tasks no earlier than tomorrow night local time in the United States., December 12 (Xinhua) the US Air Force's Xmure 37B orbital test vehicle is scheduled to carry out its seventh mission aboard SpaceX's heavy Falcon rocket at 09:24 on December 12, Beijing time.

Photo Source: the US Taiyuan Air Force issued a statement on the 8th of this month, saying that this flight will carry out a wide range of tests and experimental objectives, including operating reusable space aircraft in a new orbital state, testing future space field perception technology and investigating the impact of radiation on materials provided by NASA.

The previous missions of the Xmi 37B orbital test vehicle made by are as follows:

Time of flight: first mission, 22 April 2010 to 3 December 2010, 224 days, second mission, 5 March 2011 to 16 June 2012, 468 days, third mission, 674 days, from 11 December 2012 to 17 October 2014, 674 days, fourth mission, 20 May 2015 to 7 May 2017, 718 days, fifth mission, September 7, 2017 to 27 October 2019, the sixth day 780. The seventh mission from May 17, 2020 to November 12, 2022, 908 days, from December 12, 2023 to ~? The launch of the XMY 37B will use the heavy Falcon rocket for the first time. The launch is part of the National Security Space launch (NSSL) program and will involve testing in the new orbit, the Space Systems Command said in a press release.

The XMY 37B Orbital Test vehicle completed its sixth mission on November 12, 2022.

The SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket is ready to launch from launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. Image source: SpaceXX-37B used to fly in low-Earth orbit, about 110to 500miles above the ground, but the heavy Falcon rocket can deliver a 58860-pound payload (far more than the weight of the XMY 37B) to geosynchronous orbit more than 22000 miles above the ground.

The artist's impression of the XMY 37B space plane in orbit is that the solar cell array extends from its open payload module.

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