Boeing Starliner Returns To Kennedy Space Center Facility For Refurbishment, Investigation Written 16 January 2020


Boeing CST-100 Starliner being transported to Launch Complex 41. | NASA

Spaceflight Now reports that The Boeing Company’s Starliner crew capsule has returned to the Kennedy Space Center. While “NASA and Boeing engineers investigate the cause of a software error that cut short” the orbital test flight, “preliminary inspections indicate the reusable spacecraft weathered its first trip into orbit better than expected, and Boeing teams are confident the ship will need only ‘minimal refurbishment’ before its next launch with astronauts.” Boeing Commercial Crew Program Senior Operations Lead Ramon Sanchez said, “For the most part, the vehicle performed very well, and we’re looking at minimal refurbishment to return this thing to flight.”
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