October 17, 2014 – The Boeing built X-37B
Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) successfully
de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air
Force Base at 9:24 a.m. PDT, concluding a
674-day experimental test mission for the U.S.
Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. The X-37B
was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force
Fla., on Dec. 11, 2012.
“We congratulate the Air Force Rapid
Capabilities Office and the 30th Space Wing at
Vandenberg Air Force Base on this third
successful OTV mission,” said Ken Torok, Boeing
director of Experimental Systems.
“With a program total of 1,367 days on orbit
over three missions, these agile and powerful
small space vehicles have completed more days on
orbit than all 135 Space Shuttle missions
combined, which total 1,334 days.