Air Force set to blast off another secretive space drone

An experimental robotic space plane developed for the Air Force…

An experimental robotic space plane developed for the Air Force is slated to launch Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, fueling an ongoing mystery about its hush-hush payload and overall mission.

Air Force officials offered few details about the mission. They say the unmanned space plane, which resembles a miniature version of the space shuttle, simply provides a way to test new technologies in space, such as satellite sensors and other components.

But this is the third time that the Air Force will send an X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle into orbit. Launch is planned for 10:03 a.m. PDT.

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