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Showing posts with label Starliner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Starliner. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Probe of failed Boeing Starliner launch finds a long list of problems


Probe of failed Boeing Starliner launch finds a long list of problems


Article Excerpt: "... the aerospace company didn’t discover that the spacecraft's onboard computer time was miscalibrated by 11 hours, preventing Starliner’s thrusters from firing and sending it to the correct orbit. In addition, Boeing didn't test the Starliner's software against its service module. The company used an emulator, which ended up being flawed..."


Reference: www.engadget.com

Monday, April 13, 2020

Boeing will redo bungled test flight of its Starliner spacecraft


Boeing will redo bungled test flight of its Starliner spacecraft


Article Excerpt: "... Boeing said it will repeat a test flight of its Starliner spacecraft after several major issues plagued its first attempt. The decision casts more uncertainty on when Starliner can be used to begin carrying NASA astronauts into orbit — a milestone that's already years overdue. The company said in a statement Monday that it will repeat the uncrewed test flight so that it can complete "all flight test objectives" and fully evaluate Starliner's design..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission


Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission


Article Excerpt: "... Boeing safely landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert Sunday after an aborted flight to the International Space Station that threatened to set back the company's effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year ..."


Reference: phys.org

Friday, December 20, 2019

Timer Glitch Scuttles Starliner ISS Docking


Timer Glitch Scuttles Starliner ISS Docking


Article Excerpt: "... The problem surfaced 31 min. after Starliner lifted off at 6:36 a.m. EST Dec. 20 atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS. Instead of conducting a 40-sec. engine burn to set itself on a trajectory to rendezvous with the ISS, the capsule, believing the burn was already complete, was instead firing thrusters to maintain precise positioning ..."


Reference: aviationweek.com

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Boeing’s Starliner Test Flight Delayed by Three Months, Sources Say


Boeing’s Starliner Test Flight Delayed by Three Months, Sources Say


Article Excerpt: "... This Starliner schedule slip will also delay Boeing’s first crewed test flight, according to the same reporting, from August to November. That could mean SpaceX puts humans in space before Boeing even gets to fly its uncrewed test..."


Reference: discovermagazine.com