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NASA sets a new date for the launch of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft

NASA sets a new date for the launch of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft

NASA announced that it aims to launch the second test flight of the Boeing spacecraft Starliner CST-100 The besieged space station during the month of May 2022, and the flight aims to one day transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station (IS), according to a report digitartlend Technical.

The first unmanned test flight was conducted (OFT-1) for a Boeing spacecraft in December 2019 and you were supposed to see it dock with the International Space Station, but several issues with the spacecraft program shortly after launch caused the craft to fail to reach its intended orbit for transfer to the International Space Station, prompting NASA to Cut the task.

A second attempt was cancelled.OFT-2) during pre-operational checks in August of this year when engineers were alerted to a problem with valves associated with the propulsion system starliner In its service module, which attaches to the underside of the capsule, Boeing and NASA engineers have since been evaluating the problem and running tests in an effort to fully understand it.

“NASA is working alongside Boeing on a service module valve inspection, including leveraging the agency’s expertise in materials and fuels to better characterize potential causes of the problem,” NASA’s Steve Stitch said earlier this week. Because of the joint work, we have a better understanding. To the contributors that led to valve problems, and ways to prevent this from happening in the future.”

And if a test task continues OFT-2 On track and made in May next year, it will launch starliner on a missile ULA Atlas V From Cape Canaveral in Florida, to give teams a decent chance to hit the target date.

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The report said, the work to make starliner Viable Spacecraft for International Space Station missions is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, a public-private effort to enhance access to space by combining NASA’s decades of experience with new technology developed and manufactured by private companies.

SpaceX is also already locked into the program having already launched several astronaut missions to the International Space Station using its reusable hardware, along with a slew of cargo missions since 2012.

And if you can Boeing Finally from solving all the problems associated with starliner The car will follow in the footsteps of the spacecraft dragon crew successful company SpaceX It becomes an integral part of NASA’s space program.