Boeing, NASA Aim to Launch Starliner for OFT-2 Mission July 30 Written 7 May 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

SPACE reports that The Boeing Company plans to launch its second Starliner test flight “no sooner than July 30 – slightly earlier than the previously announced target of early August. The upcoming liftoff will kick off Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), an uncrewed mission to the International Space Station.” Boeing “last tried such a test flight in December 2019, but the spacecraft did not reach the station as planned due to a series of technical problems. Further delays ensued as Boeing attempted to meet NASA requirements stemming from a postflight review, and technical and weather issues contributed as well.”
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