NASA and Boeing are astir to motorboat different trial formation of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft successful a important ngo following a failed effort successful 2019.
The uncrewed ngo volition motorboat from Cape Canaveral successful Florida connected Thursday, May 19, utilizing a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.
ULA has shared a wonderfully elaborate video (below) showing precisely however it expects the ngo to unfold.
Assuming the trial formation goes to plan, the Starliner volition dock with the International Space Station (ISS) astir 24 hours aft launch. It’ll enactment astatine the presumption for up to 10 days earlier returning to Earth successful a parachute-assisted landing successful New Mexico.
The livestream of the uncrewed ngo volition see footage of the build-up to launch, arsenic good arsenic the motorboat itself. Multiple cameras volition seizure footage of ULA’s Atlas V rocket arsenic it blasts Boeing’s Starliner to space. If the video provender remains intact, the broadcast volition besides see main motor cutoff followed by signifier separation, and, conscionable abbreviated of 15 minutes aft launch, the all-important deployment of the Starliner spacecraft.
In the archetypal ngo successful 2019, bundle issues soon aft deployment meant the Starliner failed to scope its intended orbit, preventing it from traveling connected to the ISS. With that successful mind, it’d beryllium a bully thought to instrumentality with the livestream aft deployment for the precise latest quality connected the spacecraft’s journey. Boeing Space’s Twitter account volition besides station updates.
Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2 is presently scheduled to motorboat from Space Launch Complex-41 astatine Cape Canaveral, Florida, astatine 6:54 p.m. ET (3:54 p.m. PT) connected Thursday, May 19.
You tin ticker the ngo via the video subordinate embedded astatine the apical of this page, oregon by heading to NASA’s website, which volition transportation the aforesaid real-time feed. Coverage volition statesman astatine 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).
There’s ever a accidental that last-minute method issues oregon mediocre upwind conditions volition punctual NASA to hold the launch. We’ll endeavor to update this leafage with the latest information. Alternatively, you tin cheque Boeing Space’s tweets for ngo updates.
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