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 on Friday morning, the Starliner team has put the spacecraft through its paces, demonstrating key systems and capabilities and accomplishing many flight test objectives.
Deorbit/Landing is the final and one of the most important flight test objectives, according to Space and Launch Senior Vice President Jim Chilton, who said to media, “We still have something to prove.”