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Boeing Starliner test flight postponed until 2022

Boeing Starliner test flight postponed until 2022

NASA has officially Paid launch The agency announced that Orbital Flight-Test 2 will be tested over the next year while continuing work on the oxidative insulation valve problem aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft.

The agency said in a Blog post It continues to assess potential launch windows for the mission: “The team is currently working on capabilities in the first half of 2022 in preparation for suspended instrumentation, rocket manifest, and space station availability,” the post states.

Steve Stitch, director of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, added that this is a “complex problem” affecting hard-to-reach areas of the spacecraft, and that a “systematic approach and sound engineering are needed to investigate it effectively.”

Boeing’s Starliner is one of two vehicles designed to carry passengers to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. SpaceX Crew Dragon is something else. NASA required each company to launch an unmanned test flight, followed by a manned test flight as part of the process. So far, Starliner has made one flight without a crew, but it has suffered Software before it reaches the International Space Station.

Boeing hopes to fly a Starliner With no passengers in the summer on a second attempt at a drone flight but hours before takeoff, the company discovered problems with some Spacecraft thrust valves NASA canceled the launch

earlier this week, NASA announces astronaut reassignment who will instead fly the upcoming Starliner flights to SpaceX’s next flight. Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada are flying on SpaceX’s fifth manned mission to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for fall 2022.

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