Secretive U.S. Air Force space plane ready to return to Earth – an annotated infographic

The U.S. Air Force’s robotic X-37B space plane is set to return to Earth after almost two years in orbit. The secret mission is believed to have been a test of new sensors and other next-generation satellite technologies.

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U.S. Air Force X-37B
U.S. Air Force X-37B
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