With the International Space Station in a good configuration and ready to welcome Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, teams from NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance are targeting Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 1:20 p.m. ET, for the Orbital Flight Test-2 launch. Docking with the International Space Station is scheduled for the following day, Wednesday, Aug. 4, at about 1:37 p.m. ET.
Starliner, positioned atop United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket, is safely within the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) after rolling back from the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Friday afternoon, to protect the vehicle from inclement weather. The vehicle will roll to the launch pad again the morning of Monday, Aug. 2.