Boeing Orbital Flight Test

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Boe-OFT
OperatorBoeing
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeStarliner
ManufacturerBoeing
Crew
Crew size0
MembersN/A
Start of mission
Launch dateNET 17 September 2019 (planned)[1]
RocketAtlas V N22
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-41
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Time docked8 days
Boe-CFT →
 

Boe-OFT (Boeing Orbital Flight Test) is the first orbital mission of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner. This uncrewed flight test is expected to launch no earlier than August 2019.[1]

Mission[edit]

The first United Launch Alliance Atlas V N22 rocket, designated AV-080, will launch the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on an unpiloted Orbital Test Flight (OFT) to the International Space Station. The capsule will dock with the space station, then return to Earth to land in the Western United States after an orbital shakedown cruise ahead of Boe-CFT.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, Eric M. (March 20, 2019). "Boeing delays by months test flights for U.S. human space program:..." Reuters.

External Links[edit]

Official Webpage of the CST-100 Starliner