ULA Atlas V Rocket Rolled Back to Vertical Integration Facility Due to Inclement Weather, Friday’s Launch Postponed

By  //  July 30, 2021

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Launch was targeted for 2:53 p.m. ET on Friday

NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station has been postponed on Friday due to inclement weather . (ULA Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station has been postponed on Friday due to inclement weather .

The spacecraft and rocket will be rolled back to the Vertical Integration Facility.

The weather forecast by the 45th Weather Squadron showed conditions decreasing from 40-percent for the Friday afternoon launch due to possible thunderstorms in the area.

• Rocket: Atlas V N22
• Mission: Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, Orbital Flight Test-2
• Launch Date and Time:  TBD
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket will launch Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner spacecraft on its Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station (ISS).

OFT-2 is the second uncrewed flight of the Starliner that will demonstrate the spacecraft’s human transportation capabilities.

This test flight is the last major step before the Atlas V and Boeing’s Starliner capsule take American astronauts to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

This will be 145th mission for United Launch Alliance and the 88th Atlas V launch.