LAUNCH UPDATE: Starliner Not in Planned Orbit, Flight Controllers Troubleshooting
By Space Coast Daily // December 20, 2019
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UPDATE: After a successful launch at 6:36 a.m. EST Friday on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is in an unplanned, but stable orbit.
The team is assessing what test objectives can be achieved before a safe return of the spacecraft to land in White Sands, New Mexico.
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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Teams from NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance had a successful launch Friday morning for the Orbital Flight Test mission to the International Space Station for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
The rocket launch lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 at 6:36 p.m.
Despite launching successfully Friday on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is not in its planned orbit.
The spacecraft currently is in a stable configuration while flight controllers are troubleshooting.