Agent France-PressAugust 04, 2021 09:59:35 IST
Boeing delayed the announcement of the Starliner capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, pushing back on a key attempt in 2019.
The space shuttle was to be launched from the United States Launcher Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Rocket at the Cape Canavers Space Station in Florida.
But just two hours before takeoff, the company announced on Twitter that it was clearing the flight.
NASA said in a statement that the test was canceled not because of the weather but because of “unexpected valve position indicators.” The next launch opportunity is Wednesday 12:57 PM (1657 GMT) awaiting resolution.
The test flight was scheduled for Friday, but a new Russian science module had to be rescheduled after a sudden breakdown of its forces following the launch of the ISS.
NASA After completing its space shuttle program in 2011, it awarded multi-billion dollar contracts to both Boeing and SpaceX to provide the astronauts with taxi services to the space station and the United States to rely on rockets for the trip.
side by side @BoeingSpace, We take a long time to verify # Starline It is ready to launch @Space_Station. We will launch the launch test on August 4 and return the space shuttle to further integration and testing https://t.co/jvK5qWE3nR pic.twitter.com/oI30uJeqnW
– NASA (@NASA) August 4, 2021
The Space X program is now moving forward with three missions.
The Boeing program has been delayed. During the first untested test flight in December 2019, Starline Capsule encountered software crashes that caused crashes.
As a result, Starliner did not have enough fuel to reach the ISS and had to return to Earth prematurely, and subsequent inspections had serious flight problems.
NASA later called the mission a “high visibility call,” an unusual name left only for serious accidents.
NASA Business Program Manager Steve Steich told reporters last week that he was confident at the time.
“We want it to go well, we expect it to go well, and we have prepared everything we can,” he said.
The Starliner is a very good vehicle, but we know how heavy it is, and it is also a test flight and I fully expect to learn something from this test flight.
During takeoff, the spacecraft will load more than 400 pounds (180 kg) of cargo and personnel supplies to the ISS and return more than 550 pounds, including air tanks. The mission.