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