Spacecraft Event
Dec. 22, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Starliner OFT Deorbit

LEO Atlas V N22 | CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test (Uncrewed)

The first Boeing CST-100 Starliner will conduct it's deorbit burn after its unsuccessful flight to the ISS.

Following the deorbit burn the capsule will renter the Earth's atmosphere and land at the 'White Sands Missile Range' using its parachutes.

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Atlas V N22 | CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test (Uncrewed)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 20, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

This is the first test flight of Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station. Although Atlas V and Centaur upper stage successfully put Starliner into planned trajectory, the spacecraft was unable to perform a nominal orbital insertion. Preliminary analysis indicate that Mission Elapsed Time (MET) system error led to Starliner burning more fuel than expected. Spacecraft is healthy and in stable orbit, but won't be able to reach and dock with ISS. Landing at White Sands Facility is planned on Dec 22.

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