Pentagon to Launch ‘Secret’ Space Plane on Third Mission



WHAT: Launch of Air Force’s X-37B spacecraft


WHEN: Launch window opens at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday and extends five hours.


WHERE: Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


WEATHER: 40 percent chance weather will be acceptable for launch.


LAUNCH VEHICLE: Atlas V rocket




CAPE CANAVERAL — An Atlas V rocket is poised for launch on its Cape Canaveral pad today, but the forecast for the planned launch Tuesday of a military mini-shuttle is not favorable.

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The United Launch Alliance rocket and an Air Force X-37B spacecraft are scheduled to blast off at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41.


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