Boeing Starliner spacecraft successfully pushed into orbit Thursday evening From Cape Canaveral on my way International Space Station, NASA She said.
The unmanned spacecraft is expected to carry about 800 pounds of cargo Docking at the International Space Station At about 7:10 p.m. and Friday, NASA explained in a post-release statement. The hatch will open on Saturday morning.
launched late Boeing’s first successful launch After two failed attempts to go to the International Space Station.
“What an amazing launch,” Kathy Luthers, associate executive director of NASA’s Space Operations Directorate, said at a conference. “We’re doing two things…but overall, the craft is still there — its plug has burned out, it’s ready to go, and we’re looking forward to seeing it on the International Space Station.”
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Two of the spacecraft’s thrusters failed, Steve Stitch revealed to NASA’s Business Team project manager, and backups were launched successfully. “We need more work to find out why they failed,” he said. There are a total of 12 boosters on the spacecraft.
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The “send water into space to cool the spacecraft” complement was a little slow at first, but it worked really well once it got into orbit.
Joel Montapond, NASA’s International Space Station program manager, described the mission as a “milestone”, “providing a second team for the ISS team and NASA in general.”
NASA contracts were awarded in 2014 to Boeing and SpaceX Only SpaceX Take the astronauts so far.
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Previous Boeing attempts to deliver the spacecraft failed in 2019 due to a major software issue, and by 2021 engineers found that no more than a dozen service module valves could open before launch. Washington Post.
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