U.S. Air Force X-37B spaceplane off to its sixth mission on Sunday, May 17, 2020
• Rocket: Atlas V 501
• Mission: USSF-7
• Launch Date: May 17, 2020, at 9:14 a.m. EDT
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Mission Information: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 501 configuration rocket will launch the USSF-7 mission for the U.S. Space Force. In a show of national solidarity this launch will be dedicated to honor front-line responders and those affected by COVID-19. This will mark the sixth flight of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-6).
Launch Notes: This will be the 139th mission for United Launch Alliance. It is the 84th for an Atlas V rocket and the 7th in the 501 configuration.
Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates, dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch; hashtags #AtlasV #USSF7 #SpaceForce #AirForce #AmericaStrong
Go Atlas! Go Centaur! Go USSF-7!
According the Bloomberg on January 15, 2020, Toyota Motor Corp. is making a $394 million investment in Joby Aviation, one of the handful of companies with the seemingly implausible goal of making electric air taxis that shuttle people over gridlocked highways and city streets.
AIAA LA-LV Section had already an existing event on Feb. 22, 2020, to network and discuss about the Electric and Hybrid Aircraft:
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