Boeing, NASA Inspect Starliner to Resolve Valve Malfunctions Written 6 August 2021


Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft guided into position at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. | NASA/Cory Huston; Wikipedia; Public Domain

The Washington Post reported that The Boeing Company had Starliner inspected for water or electrical damage after the cancellation of Tuesday’s launch. NASA declined to give a date for the next launch. A NASA spokesperson said, “NASA and Boeing will look for the next available opportunity after resolution of the issue.” Boeing said that the mission was scrubbed due to “indications that not all valves were in the proper configuration needed for launch.” Professor of aerospace engineering at Pennsylvania State University Sven Bilen said, “If the valve is broken, if they have to pull it out and replace it, you’re talking weeks at a minimum.”
Full Story (Washington Post)