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Boeing to Perform Another Uncrewed Starliner Orbital Flight Test


Boeing to Perform Another Uncrewed Starliner Orbital Flight Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing has announced that it will conduct another unmanned orbital flight test of the CST-100 Starliner crew capsule.

“Flying another uncrewed flight will allow us to complete all flight test objectives and evaluate the performance of the second Starliner vehicle at no cost to the taxpayer,“ Boeing said in a statement published Monday.

The company said it will then advance its plan to send astronauts to the International Space Station upon the test flight's completion.

Boeing announced in late February that it will assess the spacecraft throughout the launch, docking, undocking and landing procedures following its shortened test flight to the ISS in December. The company added that the company is working on software audits to identify and rectify errors during the flight test.

Boeing and NASA formed a joint investigative team in January to look into a mission timing anomaly and other issues that occurred during the uncrewed orbital flight test.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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