Both Boeing Co. and NASA have decided against a probable launch on Wednesday of the CST-100 Starliner after an earlier attempt failed the day before.”Unexpected valve position indicators” were observed during Tuesday’s launch attempt from Florida to the International Space Station, according to engineering experts. The countdown was paused because not all valves were configured properly.
However, “more time is needed to complete the evaluation,” NASA wrote in a blog post.As soon as the issue is resolved, NASA and Boeing will take the time necessary to guarantee Starliner is ready for its crucial unmanned flight test to the space station, according to the space agency.
Following this study, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration increased its monitoring of Boeing’s software engineering efforts. Neither NASA nor Boeing believes that the issue was caused by software.Two commercial firms are responsible for carrying astronauts on NASA Commercial Crew Program, which has been hampered by Boeing.