Boeing Re-Qualifies Starliner Software for Test Flight In March Written 19 January 2021


Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft mounted atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. | Frank Michaux/NASA

Spaceflight Now reports that The Boeing Company said Monday that it re-qualified the software for its Starliner crew capsule. Kennedy Space Center technicians “connected the crew and service modules for the next unpiloted Starliner test flight to the International Space Station in March.” This comes “after programming errors cut short the spacecraft’s first orbital test flight in 2019.” The second Starliner Orbital Flight Test is being targeted for March 29, and will be “a repeat of the first test flight in 2019.” Managers from Boeing and NASA “agreed last year to re-fly the OFT mission to demonstrate an entire Starliner flight sequence before clearing the craft to fly astronauts.”
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