Friday, September 28, 2012

X-37B May Move to Space Coast

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Florida Today reports that the U.S. Air Force may consolidate X-37B spaceplane operations in Brevard County.

Maj. Tracy Bunko, a spokesperson for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, said the service is “looking at space shuttle infrastructure for possible cost-saving measures, including the potential for consolidating landing, refurbishment and launch operations at Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.”

“Those investigations are in an early state, and any specifics will not be known for some time,” Bunko said. “But we are evaluating the feasibility of landing the X-37B OTV at Kennedy Space Center possibly as early as for the landing of OTV-3.”

It's been speculated for some time that the X-37B might go into one of the former Shuttle-era Orbiter Processing Facility hangars next to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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