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NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station, the second uncrewed flight for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, has been scrubbed and is now targeted to launch at 1:20 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
(NASA) – NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station, the second uncrewed flight for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, is targeted to launch at 1:20 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
Starliner will launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
About 30 minutes after launch, Starliner will perform its orbital insertion burn to begin its daylong trip to the space station.
The spacecraft is scheduled to dock to the space station at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. Launch and docking coverage will air live on Space Coast Daily TV via the NASA website.
The spacecraft will carry more than 400 pounds of NASA cargo and crew supplies to the space station.
It will return to Earth with more than 550 pounds of cargo, including the reusable Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System tanks that provide breathable air to station crew members.
OFT-2 will demonstrate the end-to-end capabilities of the Starliner spacecraft and Atlas V rocket, from launch, to docking, to a return to Earth with a desert landing in the western United States.
The uncrewed mission will provide valuable data toward NASA certifying Boeing’s crew transportation system for regular flights to and from the space station.
The Starliner spacecraft will dock with the ISS at 1:37 p.m. on Aug. 4 and the Hatch will open on Aug. 5 at 8:40 a.m.
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