The Air Force just revealed that itâ€™s hoping to launch the second X-37B mystery space planes into orbit tomorrow or Saturday depending on the weather. While thereâ€™s been a ton of speculation about the little mystery robo-shuttle, the Air Force wonâ€™t say what itâ€™s for other than testing, testing and more testing. Ok, is it me or does that sentence just sound weird?
From an Air Force statement announcing the second craft:
For the first X-37B OTV mission, Air Force officials focused on testing and evaluating the performance capabilities of the vehicle. This second mission will build upon the OTV-1 on-orbit demonstration, validate and replicate initial testing and fine tune the technical parameters of the vehicle tests.
So yeah, weÂ definitelyÂ know what itâ€™s up to. Right.