NASA’s Boeing, Starliner mission delayed again

RNS: NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (oft-2) second mission which was scheduled to launch on 3 August, was delayed as officials investigate a valve issue on the Starliner spacecraft.

The Starliner capsule, which was scheduled to be launched last night on a crucial demonstration mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS), was earlier delayed by three-days (from July 29) due to an anomaly on the space station. Now the launch has been delayed again to a new date.

“During pre-launch preparations for the uncrewed test flight of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, Boeing engineers monitoring the health and status of the vehicle detected unexpected valve position indications in the propulsion system. The issue was initially detected during check outs following yesterday’s electrical storms in the region of Kennedy Space Center,” Boeing official’s statement reveals.

“We’re confirming today’s #Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 launch is scrubbed. More details soon,” Boeing Space tweeted.

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