Starliner on schedule for Friday launch from Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, Fla. — NASA is one step closer to Friday’s second orbital flight test of the Starliner Spacecraft with the rollout to the Launch Complex-41.

The rollout of the 172-foot-tall Atlas V rocket spacecraft was delayed Wednesday due to an internet service provider outage and weather concerns.

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The launch, which is scheduled for July 30 at 2:53 p.m., will be the second Orbital Flight Test to the International Space Station.

Friday’s launch forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of favorable conditions.

This test flight is the last major step before the Atlas V and Boeing’s Starliner capsule take American astronauts to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

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The uncrewed test will fly a “full mission profile” to test the capabilities of the spacecraft from pre-launch to docking and undocking to landing and recovery.


The launch will be the second of three test flights planned for Starliner to the ISS.

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This will be the 88th launch of the Atlas V rocket and the 100th ULA launch from Space Launch Complex-41.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.

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