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News Archive / Tagged: OFT

  • Boeing’s Starliner set for 2nd unpiloted orbital test

    Theresa CrossJuly 28th, 2021

    After more than a year and a half of additional testing, Boeing is finally set to fly a second uncrewed Orbital Flight Test, OFT-2, of the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

  • OFT-2 Starliner spacecraft fueled in advance of late-July launch

    Cullen DesforgesJune 28th, 2021

    After over a year of unexpected delays, Boeing’s OFT-2 Starliner spacecraft is poised to take to the skies in its final proving run before carrying astronauts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.