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USA 299

X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle aka OTV 6, USSF 7


Designation 45606 / 20029A
Launch date 17 Mar 2020
Country of origin United States
Mission Military: test
Perigee/Apogee 390 km
Inclination 45°
Launch vehicle Atlas 5 #84

Another flight for the X-37B spaceplane with a service module.

The mission deployed USA 300.

Further, two NASA experiments will study the impact of radiation and other space effects on certain materials and seeds used to grow food. Another experiment by the Naval Research Laboratory will transform solar power into radio frequency microwave energy which could then be transmitted to the ground. In addition, the mission will test reusable space vehicle technologies.

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