posted on May, 5 2013 @ 09:52 PM
reply to post by Xeven
Wasn't saying it didn't have that capability. My point is, is we can only speculate as to what types of avionics the X-37 has on-board. For all we
know it is a test bed for much more advanced systems than we have ever seen. One thing is for sure though, they tell it to land at X,Y coordinates
and it calculates the path based on very well known variables; just as the shuttle did.
Now to more speculative notions, I believe they are testing maneuverability within space (near Earth orbit to be more exact) with this fascinating
bird. Moving it from different orbits and trajectories, unlike a satellite that pretty much is static in its orbit.