Boeing Concludes Testing Of Starliner Thrusters Written 28 May 2019

28 May 2019
Space News reported that The Boeing Company “has completed ground testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, nearly a year after a setback in earlier testing of those thrusters.” The company “said it completed hot-fire testing May 23 of the spacecraft’s entire propulsion system, including various thrusters, fuel tanks and related systems within a ‘flight-like’ service module of the spacecraft.” The successful tests permit “the program to move ahead with a pad abort test later this summer.” Vice President and Program Manager, Commercial Crew Programs, Space Exploration John Mulholland said, “With the safety of our astronauts at the forefront of all we do, this successful testing proves this system will work correctly and keep Starliner and the crew safe through all phases of flight.” (Image Credit: NASA)
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