NASA: Boeing delays the first manned space flight to the International Space Station until 2023
Boeing He had to change his original plans regarding his first manned flight outside our planet to International Space Station (IS for its abbreviation in English). The company confirmed that the launch will not take place until February 2023 due to a series of factors that delayed the said launch.
Such as open The space company during a press conference held last Thursday, the first manned flight aimed at transporting astronauts from Container to me International Space Station It will not be presented at the end of this year as originally planned. Now, the date specified in the calendar Boeing It’s February next year.
Boeing’s Starliner will have to wait a little longer
According to the information in the company’s official statement, technicians should solve some problems with propellers and malfunctions in the ship’s cooling circuit. starlinerwhich was presented during an unmanned test flight Boeing and the Container They drove the car last May.
For this reason, the space flight that will transport astronauts from Container Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sonny Williams are delayed until February 2023, giving the company enough time to resolve all of the capsule’s problems before it explodes with a crew aboard.
the ship starliner It went through two test flights. The first happened in 2019 and software errors surfaced that sent the capsule into the wrong orbit, forcing it to send it back into space. Earth faster than expected. The second, as mentioned, occurred in May 2022 and appears to have been successful before these flaws in the ship’s systems were discovered.
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Boeing also changed the base from which it will be launched starliner With two astronauts on board towards International Space Station. Now, the launch site will be Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States.
If you succeed in this manned flight, then Container will hire Boeing The company is responsible for regularly transporting astronauts to and from outer space. The flight is expected to take about six days, which is the time recorded during the second test flight of starliner.
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