Boeing, NASA Targeting July 30 for Launch of Starliner Uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 From Cape Canaveral

By  //  May 7, 2021

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The Starliner spacecraft that will fly Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station is seen inside the Starliner production factory at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Boeing image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Boeing and NASA are targeting July 30, for the launch of Starliner’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 mission on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station to the International Space Station.

Boeing will continue preparing the Crew Flight Test vehicle for flight until launch activities involving the OFT-2 vehicle, such as loading cargo and fueling the spacecraft, are scheduled to begin.

Boeing and NASA recently flew an end-to-end simulation of the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission.

The five-day, 110-hour test resulted in a successful International Space Station docking and a bull’s-eye landing.

The run for record began 26 hours before launch and continued through docking, ISS quiescent operations, 32 hours of power-up procedures ahead of undocking, then landing and power down.

Read more about Starliner’s new launch target and recent software testing below:

■ Boeing and NASA update launch target for next Starliner test flight
■ Boeing completes end-to-end rehearsal of second Starliner flight

NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Mike Fincke, who will fly aboard Starliner’s Crew Flight Test mission, monitor the launch portion of Boeing’s simulated Orbital Flight Test-2 mission. (Boeing image)
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