The network showed the internal compartment of the American secret spacecraft


For several years now, the American secret spaceplane X-37B has attracted genuine interest from military and civilian experts around the world. Indeed, to date, practically nothing is known about the characteristics and intended missions of the orbiter.


Some call it a "space bomber", others believe that the miniature shuttle was created to destroy the satellites of a potential enemy. However, both options have not been confirmed by anything and are only guesses.

However, thanks to a short video that The Drive drew attention to the day before, it was possible to draw some conclusions regarding the X-37B's internal compartment. It is this part of the experimental shuttle that arouses increased interest among experts, since it gives the apparatus a high degree of flexibility in performing various missions.

From the description, the size of the X-37B's cargo area is comparable to that of a van. The video posted on Twitter shows the opening of the upper hatches and the deployment of the solar sail, which is located below them. It is worth noting that after bringing the solar panels into working condition, it becomes noticeable that the remaining space inside is enough to store several loads or even a single large payload.


All this, of course, does not reveal the true goals of the secret orbiter, but still expands the idea of ​​its size and functionality.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 17 September 2020 12: 58
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    And from there they drop tungsten balls onto the forests of Siberia and cause fires - the conspiracy theorist told me this version. I don't believe him, but there is something in this ...
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 18 September 2020 20: 03
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      And from there they drop tungsten balls onto the forests of Siberia and cause fires - the conspiracy theorist told me this version. I don't believe him, but there is something in this ...

      They have no acuity, the spread is too large.

  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 17 September 2020 17: 00
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    For several years now they have been writing about this X-37. And no one really can say what he is for? About the continuation of the line of these spaceplanes, too, nothing is heard. And it turns out that in the 90s the technology and documentation were stolen from the USSR, but what is it for and how to use the brains is not enough. They drive him here and there. And what I don't understand is why our military is calm? Or maybe this X-37 is just a show-off?
    1. boriz Online boriz
      boriz (boriz) 17 September 2020 18: 24
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      Have you not paid attention this year to the hysteria of amers about the easily moving in orbit Russian control satellites? And we had satellites capable of shooting in space from guns with a caliber of 30 mm in the 70s or 80s. And they do not care whether the object (target) or reusable.
    2. margo Offline margo
      margo (margo) 18 September 2020 17: 44
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      stolen technology and documentation from the USSR in the 90s

      - who told you such a fable? In the USSR and today's Russia, there are no such technologies, and watching TV less is harmful.
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