Boeing, NASA Targeting July 30 for Launch of Starliner Uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 From Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // May 7, 2021
NASA & SPACE NEWS
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: