Atlas V OTV-3 Launch Highlights
- uploaded: Dec 13, 2012
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 with the U.S. Air Force's third Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-3). This launch marks the 10th and last ULA launch this year, the 55th Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) mission, and the 66th launch since ULA was formed nearly six years ago. The OTV, also known as the X-37B, supports space experimentation, risk reduction, and concept of operations development for long duration and reusable space vehicle technologies.