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.
PHOTOS: Starliner rollout to the Launch Complex-41
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.
#AtlasV completes the rollout, moving by rail to its Cape Canaveral pad for Friday's #Starliner launch at 2:53pmEDT (1853 UTC).— ULA (@ulalaunch) July 29, 2021
Live countdown blog begins at 3:30amEDT and launch webcast at 2pmEDT: https://t.co/VIynIedsTB@NASA @Commercial_Crew @BoeingSpace #LaunchAmerica pic.twitter.com/N7cMwmzU9R
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.
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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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