Starliner flight controllers and engineering teams tested the NASA Docking System in orbit today by executing a series of extensions and retractions. The NDS connects Starliner to the International Space Station by extending and retracting a docking ring, as shown in this prior test video.
The Starliner flight control team is preparing to bring the spacecraft back to Earth on Sunday morning at White Sands Space Harbor, on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Key milestones and times include: (All times MST) 5:13 a.m. MCC Go/No-Go Poll 5:20 a.m. Deorbit Burn 5:25 a.m. CM/SM Separation 5:57 a.m. Landing Since Starliner’s launch […]
Video courtesy United Launch Alliance One of the key objectives of the Starliner Orbital Flight Test is a separation from the ULA Centaur second stage booster rocket. This video shows the successful separation of Starliner from Centaur after the Dec. 20 launch. It’s one of several test objectives completed so far during this mission. This […]
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Boeing Senior Vice President of Space and Launch Jim Chilton, and Deputy Manager of NASA Commercial Crew Steve Stich will give a Starliner mission update today at 2 p.m. Teleconference will live stream here: https://nasa.gov/live
Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test is currently in Mission Day 2, and flight controllers and engineering teams worked through the night and into this morning accomplishing many of the flight test objectives planned for the mission. The spacecraft remains in a circular orbit roughly 250 kilometers above sea level. Mission control teams in Houston have been […]
Please join our media teleconference with @NASA for an update on the #Starliner mission at 2pm ET Saturday, Dec. 21. https://www.nasa.gov/live