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LAUNCH DATE:April 22, 2010

Atlas V OTV-1

On April 22, 2010, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) for the Air Force's Rapid Capabilities Office from Space Launch Complex- 41. 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.