Us X-37B aircraft internal structure coincidentally exposed

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 Us X-37B aircraft internal structure coincidentally exposed


According to the report, in the latest video exposure, the 29 foot long X-37B space plane is placed vertically, then the cabin door on the fuselage is opened, and the solar panels are slowly unfolded.

X-37B spacecraft fuselage door opening

The exact shooting time of this video is unknown, and it was first shown by Boeing at the recent annual meeting of the American Air Force Association. The X-37B space plane has always been full of mystery. The space plane managed by the US Air Forces office of rapid capabilities has gone to space for six missions. People know little about what the plane actually brought into space. However, it is generally believed that reconnaissance and communication experiments and payload capability tests are an important part of the X-37B space shuttle mission. There are also rumors that the plane can be used to launch small cube satellites into orbit, support anti satellite technology testing and so on.

Through this video, we can see that the X-37B space shuttle is just like the space shuttle. A large part of the middle of the fuselage is empty. After the solar panels are deployed, this part of space can be used to store various small loads.

X-37B spacecraft fuselage door opening

The report also said that the opening of the X-37B door was a few days after China successfully launched a reusable test spacecraft. Although Chinese officials did not provide more details of the launch, speculation that China may have successfully tested the new space shuttle has followed. India is also developing spacecraft with similar capabilities, and Russia is developing its own reusable unmanned spacecraft.

As space becomes an increasingly competitive battle area, these highly flexible and reusable spacecraft will play a more important role, and the United States maintains an advantage in this area, the report said. So far, the X-37B has been in orbit for five times and successfully returned to earth. The sixth mission is in progress.

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