The Air Force's second X-37B reusable spaceplane, OTV-2, is at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., as preparations continue for its maiden space launch aboard an Atlas V booster scheduled for March 4, 2011, reported Spaceflight Now, Jan. 31, 2011. OTV-2's on-orbit activities will be classified much like the inaugural flight of its predecessor, Orbital Test Vehicle 1, which returned to Earth on Dec. 3, 2010, after 224 days in space. Here, OTV-1 shown after its landing at Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
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