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NASA, Boeing postpone Starliner launch after unplanned thruster firing shifts space station ‘out of orientation’
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 29, 2021 03:16PM
[www.wfla.com]

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WFLA) — NASA and Boeing have decided to postpone a launch that was supposed to happen on Friday after a mishap pushed the International Space Station “out of orientation” Thursday afternoon.

NASA announced Thursday afternoon it was standing down from Friday’s launch attempt of the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission.

Thursday’s announcement comes hours after a newly-docked Multipurpose Laboratory Module fired its thrusters unplanned. The module Nauka docked to the International Space Station at 9:29 a.m. Thursday. According to NASA, Russian cosmonauts then conducted leak checks between Nauka and the service module.

Then, at 12:45 p.m., NASA said the flight control team noticed unplanned firing of the MLM thrusters that moved the ISS “out of orientation.” Teams on the ground were able to regain control and stabilize the motion of the space station.

“The crew was never and is not in any danger, and flight controllers in Mission Control Houston are monitoring the status of the space station,” NASA said of the mishap.

A new date for the postponed launch was not provided, but NASA said launch teams are “assessing the next available opportunity.”

When it does happen, the launch will see Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft sent into space on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Orbital Flight Test-2 mission will be Boeing’s second uncrewed flight and, according to NASA, is designed to “test the end-to-end capabilities of the new system” for the Commercial Crew Program.
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Re: NASA, Boeing postpone Starliner launch after unplanned thruster firing shifts space station ‘out of orientation’
Posted by: p8712
Date: July 29, 2021 03:40PM
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The crew was never and is not in any danger

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Re: NASA, Boeing postpone Starliner launch after unplanned thruster firing shifts space station ‘out of orientation’
Posted by: d4
Date: July 29, 2021 03:52PM
Recalculate.





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Re: NASA, Boeing postpone Starliner launch after unplanned thruster firing shifts space station ‘out of orientation’
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 29, 2021 04:02PM
Boeing has lost a lot of aerospace engineering talent to Space X and Blue Origin in recent years.

They really need this project to go well.
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Re: NASA, Boeing postpone Starliner launch after unplanned thruster firing shifts space station ‘out of orientation’
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 29, 2021 09:49PM
.....in this day and age.....who cares about its orientation.......gay, str8, bi.....etc.....



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Re: NASA, Boeing postpone Starliner launch after unplanned thruster firing shifts space station ‘out of orientation’
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 30, 2021 01:06AM
Programmed by the people making Jeep transmissions?



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