Thursday, November 26, 2009

U.S. to conquer the globe with OTV

U.S. Air force is carrying out a secretive mission to conquer the world with a kind of space planes.

Next April 19 (2010) the U.S. Air Force will launch its experimental new X-37B space plane, which is a small unmanned, winged, and reusable spaceship, also named the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV).

The U.S. Air Force has released its new images. The spacecraft measures more than 29 feet long and nine-and-a-half feet tall. Its wingspan is 14 feet and 11 inches, and its launch weight will be about 11,000 pounds.

To be launched into space, the OTV will be put inside a round and fat five-meter diameter payload. The Atlas 5 rocket with the 501 configuration will work as a carrier to send the payload that contains the OTV into space. The 501 configured Atlas 5 rocket features a large nose cone, no solid rocket boosters, and a single engine Centaur upper stage.

To return to the ground, the ship will glide to an autonomous re-entry into atmosphere and land at the end of its flight on a lengthy runway as an aircraft.

In space around the earth, because of no gravity, the OTV can easily change directions, shift orbits, and accelerate with very little fuel. Above the atmosphere, the efficiency of the laser weapon on it can also be pushed to its up limit. Recently the test of a trailer-mounted laser shooting down five unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has showed us the achievement of U.S. on downsizing the originally big laser weapons.

With a small-sized laser weapon on this flexible unmanned OTV, U.S. Air Force will easily destroy enemies’ satellites, ballistic warheads in space and launch its own warheads above enemies’ territories or aircraft carriers.

The analysts believe that the OTV is bound to replace aircraft carrier in the near future as a tool to dominate the world. Taking the advantage of the OTV, U.S. will conquer its rivals and sit on hegemony in a not very far future.