Today, SpaceX’s Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) mission was a smooth success. It successfully launched, deployed, and landed their Falcon 9 stage 1 rocket back to earth majestically.
The Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) is a secret U.S. Air Force project which has already made several missions in space. It returned to earth in May of this year, before today’s launch in September.
“The ability to launch the Orbital Test Vehicle on multiple platforms will ensure a robust launch capability for our experiment designers,” Randy Walden, the director of the US Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.