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X-37B UAV space plane returns to Earth after 469-day mission (VIDEO)

Lompoc, USA - 224 days more than the previous mission

The X-37B UAV OTV-2 (Orbital Test Vehicle) space plane, landed without problems at the Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, ending a 469-day mission: it took off from Cape Canaveral on 5 March 2011. A UAV is an Unmanned Air Vehicle, that is an aircraft with no pilot. OTV-2's "Bigger brother", called OTV-1, remained in orbit as long as 224 days, which means less than one half of the...

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency - 1142293

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency