According to ‘The Globe and Mail’, Kevin Fetter discovered the route by chance.
X-37B is 410 km from Earth and orbits the planet every 90 minutes.
A Canadian amateur astronomer has discovered the orbit of a secret US military project, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), launched on April 22.
test details are (or should be)
classified (Photo: US Air Force via
France Presse – 04-04-2010)
According to the local press, Kevin Fetter accidentally discovered the route of the device, while he was analyzing space with his telescope to spot out-of-service satellites.
The Fetter telescope, part of the Heavens-Above group of amateur astronomers, captured for a few seconds the flight of the X-37B, a 5.5-ton spacecraft put into orbit by the American armed forces without its function has not been announced. .
“I saw it by chance because it was pointing to the right area of the sky,” Fetter told Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail.
Fetter’s discovery reveals that the X-37B orbits 410 kilometers from Earth and completes one orbit around the planet every 90 minutes.
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