ULA plans to launch experimental spaceplane for U.S. Space Force from Florida on Saturday

An experimental spaceplane about one fourth the size of the space shuttle will launch from Cape Canaveral on Saturday on a mission for the United States Space Force.

It’s been three years since the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, a spaceplane designed by Boeing to fly to low-Earth orbit, has launched from the Space Coast. This mission will be its sixth — the program has been launching since 2010 to test technologies on an uncrewed test vehicle that is reliable, resuable and can test experiments on long-duration missions and bring them back to Earth. Read more here.