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Photos: Atlas 5 sets sail to orbit

May 21, 2015

A collection of pad photos from the ULA Atlas 5 rocket launch of the X-37B spaceplane on its fourth mission taken by photographer Walter Scriptunas II.

Launch story: X-37B embarks on fourth voyage in orbit

May 20, 2015

A robotic space shuttle with stubby wings, tail fins, its belly covered with black thermal tiles, clam-shell doors that swing open to reveal a payload bay and a solar array for ultralong-duration missions rode into orbit Wednesday on the fourth mission of the Air Force’s reusable X-37B spaceplane project.

Photos: Atlas 5 on the pad for X-37B launch

May 19, 2015

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket stands poised for flight with the Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane and a batch of CubeSats including the LightSail. The rocket was rolled to Complex 41 on Tuesday in preparation for launch on Wednesday.

Photos: X-37B gallery archive

May 18, 2015

This is a collection of images taken during the three previous flights of the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mini space shuttle.

Video: X-37B payload mated to Atlas 5

May 12, 2015

Already encapsulated in the 18-foot-diameter nose cone, the Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane is hoisted atop the Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral’s Vertical Integration Facility.

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