There are several theories about the X-37B. NASA was the first to launch in 2010, and then headed the US Department of Defense. Boeing ordered to create NASA's shuttle.
The plane is designed to test new orbital technologies, but its precise role is not yet known. From the beginning, the project was strictly confidential. Some tried to catch a shuttle in the universe, but they could not.
Dutch aviation journalist and amateur photographer Ralf Vandebergh became happy. He saw the plane for the first time in May, but he could not record it because he disappeared. In mid-June he tried again, but failed, he informed metro.co.uk.
"Thanks to the amateur network of satellite observers, they were again in orbit, and I could make footage on June 30 and July 2," said Vandebergh. Then he put the photo on his twitter. "The spacecraft into orbit. Finally, the pictures show this mini shuttle …" he wrote.
The # OTV5 / # X37B Space spacecraft photographed in orbit! Finally, this mini-space transport is just a fraction of the real Shuttle. Nevertheless, the images exceeded expectations and even point to the nose / beard / tail or more. pic.twitter.com/Uy7qBCnoif
– Ralf Vandebergh (@ralfvandebergh) July 3, 2019
Since the United States is striving to disguise its program objectives from the outset, some believe that the airplane could serve as a spy. Previous missions have shown that they are moving across North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. So far she has carried out five missions. The sixth is scheduled for this year.