X-37B Orbital Test
Vehicle-4 Lands at KSC
“Today marks an incredibly exciting
day for the 45th Space Wing as we continue to break barriers,” said
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, the 45th SW commander. “Our team has been
preparing for this event for several years, and I am extremely proud to
see our hard work and dedication culminate in today’s safe and
successful landing of the X-37B.”
"The landing of OTV-4 marks another success for the X-37B program and the nation," said Lt. Col. Ron Fehlen, X-37B program manager. "This mission once again set an on-orbit endurance record and marks the vehicle's first landing in the state of Florida. We are incredibly pleased with the performance of the space vehicle and are excited about the data gathered to support the scientific and space communities. We are extremely proud of the dedication and hard work by the entire team."
X-37B is the newest and most advanced re-entry spacecraft. Managed by
the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, the X-37B program performs risk
reduction, experimentation and concept of operations development for
reusable space vehicle technologies.