Cape Canaveral – A fuel leak during a test firing of launch crash engines conducted in June forCommercial Crew CST-100 Starliner Delays the Padabort Test & # 39; White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico.
"The engines were successfully detonated and ran for the entire duration." An anomaly occurred during the engine shutdown that resulted in a fuel leak. We conducted a thorough investigation with the assistance of ourand industry partners, " the company said in a July 21
"We are confident that we have found the cause and are" taking corrective action, "Boeing said.
Meanwhile, the first CST-100 Starliner vehicle to be delivered to New Mexico in June remains in the NASA production facilityin Florida The test is intended to demonstrate the vehicle's ability to escape safety from a failed rocket and parachute.
Later this summer, Starliner will launch Spacecraft 2 in Spacecraft 3 to launch Atlas V for an unmanned test run to the International Space Station on board a United Launch Alliance Atlas V. Officially, the milestone in the NASA calendar for August remains Flight is more likely to be six months away.
NASA plans to unmanned new target flight data for Boeing andmanned test flights on Aug. 3.