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    Boeing Starliner CST 100 1st Crewed Mission


    By Rayan - May 7, 2024 | Updated On: 07 May, 2024 | 2 min read

    By Rayan , 2 min read - May 7, 2024

    Updated On: 07 May, 2024

    Starliner CST 100 1st Crewed Mission. Image Credit: Social Media.

  • NASA has been progressively working on its innovative space projects. But, the much anticipated Boeing CST 100 Starliner was halted on May 6, 2024.

    During a live NASA webcast, the Boeing Starliner CST 100 1ST Crewed Mission saw an update.

    After a decade of development, the mission is scheduled to lift off and carry two NASA astronauts. Let’s see what new updates we have regarding the launch date and many more.

  • Starliner CST 100 1st Crewed Mission

    SpaceX recently announced its latest EVA suit, but its competitor Boeing hopes the Starliner will take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

    The Starliner CST 100 1st Crewed mission is delayed for a few days. However, test pilots Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore will take the spacecraft to dock with the ISS. They will return back to Earth after a week on the ISS.

    William says, “Our mission is primarily a test mission to check out flying the spacecraft to the space station, docking, and then checking it out while it’s docked to ensure it can be a haven that can remain docked for several months.”

    When Is The Crewed Mission Set To Launch?

    The Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission remains on track to launch. The Atlas V rocket rolled out to the pad on May 4 with no technical issues and favorable weather reported.

  • Earlier, the crewed mission was scheduled to launch at 10:34 p.m. Eastern on Monday, May 6, 2024. However, the flight was halted over a fault with the Atlas V rocket.

    The CFT mission marks the 100th flight of the Atlas 5, making its debut in 2002. However, after four years of delays, Boeing Starliner is scheduled to undertake a 10-day shakeday mission on May 10.

    Starliner CST 100 1st Crewed Mission

    Starliner CST 100 1st Crewed Mission. Image Credit: Social Media.

    The CST 100 Starliner will launch its mission at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station from Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida.

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  • A few Changes Before The Launch

    United Launch Alliance made a few changes to Starliner CST 100 1st Crewed Mission.

    The emergency detection system monitors the launch of the vehicle’s systems. Also, it feeds that information into Starliner to activate its abort system if there is any rocket malfunction.

    There are also a few changes from those used for satellite launches.

    Gary Wentz, vice president of government at ULA, said, “The vehicle is pretty much a standard Atlas 5 vehicle. It goes through the same standard procedures and processes.”

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