Missions carried by both United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX are targeting liftoff on Thursday, August 4, setting up the first double header from an increasingly busy spaceport.
STARLINER IS AT THE PAD
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is perched atop Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex-41 for Thursday’s launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner on the second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) in support of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
Teams with NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance held a launch readiness review yesterday, (May 17), for Orbital Flight Test-2, which will send an uncrewed Starliner on a shakeout cruise to the orbiting lab. Everything went well, keeping Starliner on course to lift off atop a ULA Atlas V rocket on Thursday at 6:54pm EDT from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Test Program (STP)-3 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command lifted off on Dec. 7 at 5:19am from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.