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CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

This is the second uncrewed test flight for the Starliner spacecraft. Reflight of the OFT mission will allow Boeing to demonstrate readiness of the spacecraft and implement corrections to the problems which were found during the first OFT flight.

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Updates

Nosu • Aug. 13, 2021, 5:13 p.m.

Starliner to be removed from Atlas V for repairs, delaying the launch until late October at the earliest pending ISS docking opportunities.


Cosmic_Penguin • Aug. 4, 2021, 1:39 a.m.

Rocket to be rolled back to VIF for Starliner propulsion system issue troubleshooting.


SwGustav • Aug. 3, 2021, 2:57 p.m.

Recycle confirmed


Atlas V N22

Family: Atlas
Configuration: V N22

The Atlas V N22 is a crew rated variant of the Atlas V 422 - it sports two solid motor strap on boosters with two liquid fueled stages. It will be primarly used to support NASA's Commercial Crew program by taking the CST-100 to orbit.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    58.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Atlas V N22
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    V N22
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas V N22
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $110M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13034 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Starliner Spacecraft 2


Active Human Rated Unmanned Crew Capacity: 7
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: 2

The second CST-100 Starliner capsule to fly.

CST-100 Starliner Details

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 244 Failures: 3 Pending: 18

Agency Type: Commercial

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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