X-37B is Not for Scientific Research
Let’s state the obvious. A jet that can stay in space for two years or more at a time, that is operated with fully classified status by the US Air Force, and that has unknown capabilities is not just going up on its fourth mission for scientific purposes. It’s launching this week to test or implement some form of military apparatus. What that is continues to be a topic of speculation.
To their credit, they have purely scientific missions on board as part of their cargo. This is, of course, done for the sake of misdirection and to demonstrate some reasonable explanation, but the attempt is so feeble that it’s pretty much a joke. Anyone who has been reading this blog or watching the news over the years knows that this top secret aircraft is a project through which the US government is fully vested. Whatever its intent, the government is showing no signs of discontinuing the missions at any point in the near future.
What do you think it is? Space-to-ground weapon? Satellite neutralizer? New spying technology? Weather control? The possibilities are endless. What do you think it does?
According to NBC:
The unmanned X-37B spacecraft is scheduled to launch Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. ET atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The liftoff will begin the reusable space plane’s fourth mission, which is known as OTV-4 (short for Orbital Test Vehicle-4).