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Fri Dec 20 2019
United Launch Alliance

CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test

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Launch Time

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(11:36 AM UTC)

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(11:36 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(11:36 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

Type

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Rocket Details

Name:

Atlas V N22

Description:

The Atlas V N22 is a crew rated variant of the Atlas V 422 - it sports two solid motor strap on boosters with two liquid fueled stages. It will be primarly used to support NASA's Commercial Crew program by taking the CST-100 to orbit.

Atlas V N22 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Test Flight
  • This is the first test flight of Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station. Although Atlas V and Centaur upper stage successfully put Starliner into planned trajectory, the spacecraft was unable to perform a nominal orbital insertion. Preliminary analysis indicate that Mission Elapsed Time (MET) system error led to Starliner burning more fuel than expected. Spacecraft is healthy and in stable orbit, but won't be able to reach and dock with ISS. Landing at White Sands Facility is planned on Dec 22.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 41