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Fraser
2012-Dec-11, 06:40 PM
Screenshot from ULA webcast of the launch of the X37b space plane. An Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today, carrying the Air Force’s X-37B space plane into orbit on its third classified mission. Launch took place at 1:03 EST (18:03 UTC) for the unmanned orbital test vehicle, which looks like [...]

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publiusr
2012-Dec-13, 11:13 PM
I wonder if it will spy on the recent North Korean launch...It looks like it cannot be a true ICBM without having a 3 meter core
http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/unha3.htm

More
http://www.space.com/18886-north-korean-satellite-out-of-control.html
http://www.space-travel.com/reports/North_Korea_launches_long-range_rocket_999.html
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=2966.0