ULA Atlas V Rocket Scheduled to Launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner from Cape Canaveral Dec. 17

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Boeing will Launch Unpiloted Starliner Test Flight to International Space Station

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket will deliver the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on Tuesday, December 17 to a 98 nautical mile (nmi) sub-orbital trajectory on its Orbital Flight Test (OFT) to the International Space Station. (NASA image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will deliver an unmanned CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on Tuesday, December 17 to a 98 nautical mile sub-orbital trajectory on its Orbital Flight Test to the International Space Station.

The Starliner spacecraft will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41.

After spacecraft separation from Atlas V, Starliner’s engines will burn taking it the rest of the way to orbit and on to the International Space Station.

Boeing’s new commercial crew vehicle will soon begin ferrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

The Starliner Orbital Flight Test will be the 81st launch of the Atlas V and will mark ULA’s 136th mission.

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