Boeing delays major spaceflight test three months after the report, NASA warned it to address design and security concerns.
- Boeing pushes back Starliner's first unchecked flight from August to August
- . This also means its first occupation test is expected to move until November
- NASA previously warned the company that had to deal with design and security issues
Boeing was forced to delay the first unmanned test flight of his Starliner capsule.
According to the industry association, the company is forcing its planned flight to NASA's International Space Station for three months. The start is planned for August.
Originally it should take off in April to prepare for a crew in August.
Now, however, the latter is being pushed back. Boeing now has November in mind for its Starliner crew flight.
Reuters reported last month that NASA warned Boeing and its competitor SpaceX of construction and safety concerns to companies before letting people fly into space.
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. Boeing had to delay the first unchecked test flight of his Starliner capsule. Industry insiders say the company is pushing back its scheduled flight to NASA's International Space Station by three months. The launch is now scheduled for August
. The first test flight of Boeing was scheduled for April, but was postponed until August. after two people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Under the new schedule, the crew mission originally planned for August will be postponed from Boeing until November.
A Boeing spokesman declined to comment.
A NASA spokesman declined to comment but said a new update to launch The schedule should be released next week.
NASA is paying $ 6.8 billion to Boeing and SpaceX to build rocket and capsule systems to bring astronauts back from US soil for the first time since the 2011 United States Space Shuttle program went dark
Earlier this month, an unmanned Capsule from SpaceX by Elon Musk completed a six-day round trip to the International Space Station.
The astronaut flight is scheduled for July. The United States has relied on Russia for years to travel to the space station.
The clock is ticking, as there will be no seats available for US crew on the Russian spacecraft after 2019 due to production schedules and other factors.
NASA said it is considering paying two more places for the Space Station for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 for US access.
hired by NASA, Boeing and SpaceX paid approximately $ 6.8 billion for the construction of missile and capsule launcher systems for the first time from US astronauts. to bring American soil to the International Space Station ISS Since America's Space Shuttle Program Dimmed in 2011
The launch in April took place before the launch of the United Launch Alliance for US-Ve In June of this year, one of the sources was mentioned, describing the pressure not only on technical issues but also on take-off schedules in Cape Canaveral.
Regardless, Boeing's commercial aircraft division is being investigated for two 737 MAX passengers Jet crashes in five months.
WHEN NASA LAST LAUNCH REMOVED THE MISSIONS FROM THE USA
Shuttle Columbia is shown during the launch of the Kennedy Space Center in 2003.
NASA launched its first space shuttle, Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1), from the Kennedy Space Center on April 12, 1981. [19659009InthefollowingthreeyearstheWorldSpaceAgencyassociatedatotalof135missionsfromUSA-Americansoil
Colombia was only the beginning; Following in their footsteps, NASA followed with Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavor to get people into orbit.
These launches also enabled the construction of the International Space Station (ISS) – the largest structure in space that now has a rotating crew of astronauts from around the world conducting important experiments that further our knowledge of the cosmos.
The shuttle missions ended with the Atlantis shuttle on July 21, 2011, to STS-135.
For years, NASA had to rely on Russian modules to send astronauts to the ISS, all starting from foreign soil.
Now the space agency is trying to bring home crew starts.
In August 3, 2018, NASA unveiled the nine astronauts who will soon fly into space with the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon to lead a "new era in space exploration."
The crew flight tests will be conducted by the Kennedy Space Center in 2019.
The shuttle missions ended with the Atlantis shuttle on July 21, 2011, to STS-135. Atlantis lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, marking the official end of the 30-year program.