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X-37 - The first military space plane?

This is a discussion on X-37 - The first military space plane? within the Space & Defense Technology forum, part of the Global Defense & Military category; Originally Posted by standupforright Not really. It's kind of common sense. Travel right above the athmosphere (Space) is much faster ...


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Old May 6th, 2016   #16
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Not really. It's kind of common sense. Travel right above the athmosphere (Space) is much faster then any other way that we know.

However, check out:

nypost dot com/2010/04/25/a-weapon-that-can-strike-anywhere-on-earth-in-30-minutes

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If you want to find more about such interesting things that have been discussed here, search this and the air force aviation forum.

For example search for posts from user Wookie.

There is no need for fantasy here, the reality is far, far more interesting, and much further advanced. If you can post an accurate, interesting post or question, you may get accurate and interesting responses.
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For example search for posts from user Wookie.
having worked with Wookie I'd reinforce that he's also well placed to know.

he can be cryptic - but necessarily so
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having worked with Wookie I'd reinforce that he's also well placed to know.

he can be cryptic - but necessarily so

I had a look at some of his posts, very interesting and informative. Most are quite dated, is he still active on DT?

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I had a look at some of his posts, very interesting and informative. Most are quite dated, is he still active on DT?
He tends to appear when the conversation gets interesting, averaging ~30 posts per year over the last 10+ years. Dated, its a relative term, the items being discussed are often 30+ year into the future for mainstream. Just be cause the posts may be 3 or 5 years old, doesn't make them any less accurate. I still go back an re-read his posts from years ago when I have an interesting line of thought about a particularly cryptic post.

There are other knowledgeable members.
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he's around, busy man, but does lurk sometimes
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He tends to appear when the conversation gets interesting, averaging ~30 posts per year over the last 10+ years. Dated, its a relative term, the items being discussed are often 30+ year into the future for mainstream. Just be cause the posts may be 3 or 5 years old, doesn't make them any less accurate. I still go back an re-read his posts from years ago when I have an interesting line of thought about a particularly cryptic post.

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depends on the subject matter, hypersonics, combat systems, +gen combat air systems, compound armour.... he's the man
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The X-37 has landed after 717 days in space. The link speculates on three possible roles for this vehicle. Hopefully the third (the most unlikely) role is in fact something that will be possible down the road. Can't help but think of how the space shuttle saved the Hubble telescope. With the upcoming launch of the Webb space telescope, having a space vehicle that could update/fix it robotically would be a great insurance policy for future expensive space kit.

https://theaviationist.com/2017/05/0...ecret-mission/
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They were tossing around the idea of a X-37C some years back.Basically an automated bus to shuttle astronauts to and from the ISS but no doubt the basic platform would have been customizable for more nefarious undertakings. IMO it would be quite handy to have a space 'pickup truck' going forward.
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Space X has displaced ULA for the launch of the next X-37B mission. Bold move considering the Atlas launch record.


SpaceX ‘Kicking Major Butt’ To Launch X-37B For First Time, Not ULA’s Atlas V « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary
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