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Boeing’s Starliner All set to Re-run

America’s aircraft company, Boeing, has scheduled to conduct another demonstration of its new astronaut capsule. Boeing will launch the CST-100 Starliner from Florida. In addition, it will display new capabilities of how the aircraft will ferry crews back and forth from the International Space Station (ISS).

It will be Boeing’s second test flight. The demonstration will have no members aboard. Back in 2019, the aircraft company conducted a similar demonstration. However, the run was not entirely successful as it experienced software problems which almost led to capsule loss.

The CST-100 Starliner is scheduled to travel to orbit accompanied by an Atlas-5 rocket. The launch would take off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at a lift-off time of 13:20 local time. Initially, the launch was planned for last Friday. However, some glitch in the Russian module installed recently resulted in the delay.Boeing presented its very first CST-100 Starliner design more than ten years ago at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK, not a long time span for aircraft developments.

It was an initiative of the company when the commercial players were asked to look after the Low-Earth orbit crew transportation.NASA provided both Boeing and SpaceX with technical and financial aid, motivating the aircraft companies to develop new capsules. The objective of providing aid was to achieve maximum vehicle engagement on a commercial level. This will help NASA to send up astronauts to the ISS whenever needed.

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