Sixteen minutes after the Boeing CST-100 Starliner separated from the Atlas’ dual-engine Centaur, Starliner completed the orbital insertion burn and is now flying in its intended orbit.
On its way toward the International Space Station, the Starliner’s unique vision-based navigation system used to autonomously dock with the orbiting platform as well as its new docking system cover will be thoroughly tested.
The Starliner is targeted to dock to the station at around 7:10 p.m. ET, Friday, May 20. This completes the ascent profile of OFT-2. Live broadcast coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on NASA TV and at www.nasa.gov/live.