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News Archive / Tagged: Boeing

  • NASA, Boeing to conduct second SLS rocket core hot fire

    Cullen DesforgesFebruary 2nd, 2021

    Nearly two weeks after the first attempt, NASA and prime contractor Boeing announced their decision to proceed with a second hot fire test of the Space Launch System core stage.

  • Hot fire test of NASA’s SLS Rocket ends prematurely, placing 2021 launch date into question

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 17th, 2021

    For the first time, NASA fired up the core stage for its Space Launch System rocket, which is designed to send humans into deep space. However, an anomaly prompted the engines to shut down much earlier than planned.

  • Boeing wins contract award for next generation SATCOM satellites

    Cullen DesforgesOctober 24th, 2020

    In a press release earlier this month, Boeing announced the award of a developmental contract for the next generation communications satellite on behalf of the United States Space Force.

  • Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson resigns from Starliner test flight

    Cullen DesforgesOctober 16th, 2020

    On Wednesday October 7, Boeing Astronaut Chris Ferguson announced that he has removed himself from the first crewed test flight of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

  • SES awards launch contracts to ULA & SpaceX

    Matt HaskellAugust 7th, 2020

    SES has contracted both United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX to fly its newest four C-band satellites into orbit in 2022.

  • CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen speaks on Crew Dragon, Demo-2

    Sean CostelloMay 27th, 2020

    On the morning of SpaceX’s scheduled Demo-2 launch, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen shared his thoughts about the final test flight of Crew Dragon, and what it means to him.

  • Boeing to fly uncrewed Starliner mission for second time

    Theresa CrossApril 6th, 2020

    Boeing announced that Starliner would fly a second unmanned test mission in the Fall of 2020 from Florida due to an unsuccessful test flight in December of last year.

  • Boeing CST-100 Starliner Testing Deficiencies Identified

    Michael McCabeMarch 9th, 2020

    Details are emerging about exactly what and how testing was performed prior to Boeing launching their Starliner test capsule on December 20, 2019, a flight which resulted in a mixed outcome instead of what was supposed to be a resounding and highly anticipated success.

  • Boeing releases video from recent OFT mission

    Cullen DesforgesJanuary 16th, 2020

    Boeing has released video from its failed attempt to send its "Starliner" spacecraft to the International Space Station.

  • OPINION: 2019 – Numbers and Names

    Jason RhianJanuary 1st, 2020

    Well that happened. 2019 was a roller-coaster of ups and downs that will have far-reaching consequences for future space exploration efforts.

  • Starliner makes history in redefined ‘victory’

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 22nd, 2019

    Boeing's Orbital Flight Test concluded today (Sunday Dec. 22) when the Starliner capsule touched down at White Sands Missile Range. Launched Friday, the mission saw the first U.S.-built crew-rated capsule land on soil rather than splashing down in the ocean.

  • OFT: What went wrong?

    Jim SiegelDecember 21st, 2019

    NASA and Boeing don't seem to know what exactly prevented the OFT Starliner from completing its primary mission objective.

  • Gallery: ULA launches OFT-1 Starliner

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 20th, 2019

    While Boeing's Starliner spacecraft might not have made a very good first showing under its first Commercial Crew Program (CCP) flight - United Launch Alliance's Atlas V N422 was a complete success.

  • Boeing Blunder! Starliner timing failure prevents ISS rendezvous

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 20th, 2019

    "Unplanned but stable." That's how Boeing referred to the first flight of its Starliner "space taxi." In layman's terms, the spacecraft was placed in the wrong orbit and won't be going to the International Space Station.

  • Boeing’s Starliner capsule begins much-delayed first flight: UPDATE

    Cullen DesforgesDecember 20th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After almost a year of continued delays, Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner has finally launched. It is the culmination of years of development, but there’s still a ways to go before astronauts will be soaring aloft in the vehicle.