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NASA Technology

Boeing Moving X-37B Operations To the Kennedy Space Center 35

Posted by timothy
from the so-they-can-hang-out-with-the-spacex-guys dept.
schwit1 writes "A spy plane used by the U.S. Air Force is about to get a new home: a garage at Kennedy Space Center that once housed NASA orbiters during the space shuttle era. The move was announced Friday by Boeing, the Chicago-based company that built the X-37B orbital test vehicle and is in charge of repairing the spacecraft whenever it returns to Earth. Previously, Boeing had refurbished the 29-foot-long spacecraft at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, but the company decided to relocate its fix-up shop in Florida, where the vehicle now launches."
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Boeing Moving X-37B Operations To the Kennedy Space Center

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  • Re:too many $ (Score:3, Interesting)

    by phrostie (121428) on Saturday January 04, 2014 @10:36AM (#45864915)

    my guess would be they are going for the lower latitudes.
    launching from higher latitudes requires more fuel for the same orbit.
    so either they are lifting a heavier load or going for a higher orbit.

    to move just to save money would be totally out of character for the U.S. Gov.

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