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- May 30, 2013
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One problem: X-37 is not human-rated.A smaller winged vehicle (less wing area) can sustain more easily the re-entry.
And no MOL analogues to man them. So?At that time (a decade or more ago), there was no Crew-Dragon!
How exactly wasting two boosters instead of one is more reliable?Using the built-in re-entry capabilities of the X-37 means that you don't double down on your total launch mass since the launch-only capsule does not have to host fuel to de-orbit, have a shield etc... Hence more useful cargo to resupply the MOL.