The US Air Force has successfully launched its Atlas V rocket, carrying a X-37B space plane for a secretive mission.
The rocket launched on Sunday from Cape Canaveral, a day after bad weather halted plans for a Saturday launch.
The aircraft, also known as an Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), will deploy a satellite into orbit and also test power-beaming technology.
It is the plane’s sixth mission in space.
The launch was dedicated to front line workers and those affected by the pandemic. A message including the words “America Strong” was written on the rocket’s payload fairing.
X-37B is a classified programme and very little is known about it. The Pentagon has revealed very few details about the drone’s missions and capabilities in the past.
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