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Boeing's Starliner rerun to ISS postponed

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Boeing's Starliner rerun to ISS postponed

The re-flight in unmanned mode to the ISS of the new American spacecraft Starliner, developed by Boeing, is postponed from spring to summer. This is reported by spaceflightnow.com.


According to the website, the Starliner's re-flight will take place no earlier than July 2021, the spacecraft will have to fly to the ISS, dock with it and return to Earth in a week, landing in the western United States. The reasons for the transfer were not reported.

Launch not earlier than the end of July

- the site says.

Earlier, NASA announced a re-unmanned Starliner flight to the ISS on March 25, 2021, then the launch was postponed to April. Most likely, NASA is "reinsuring" because of the software installed on the ship, which caused problems during the unmanned flight of the Starliner to the ISS in 2019. In January, Boeing announced that it had fixed all software problems and announced the first flight of the ship with a crew on board as early as March 2021.

However, in February, NASA announced the postponement of the flight of the spacecraft's first manned flight to September 2021. NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore, Nicole Aunapu Mann and Michael Fink will go to the station.

Recall that the first launch in December 2019 of the newest American manned spacecraft Starliner, developed by Boeing, ended in an abnormal situation. The spacecraft entered orbit, but was never able to dock with the ISS due to engine failure. Subsequently, the ship was successfully landed. As it turned out, the reason for this was "a lot of problems" with the ship's software.
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  1. Andobor
    Andobor April 1 2021 13: 18
    -7
    Yes, all Americans fell, but the same Great Space Power was.
    1. xorek
      xorek April 1 2021 13: 25
      -5
      They are afraid to be finished again hi The masqueraders have silenced something wassat
      1. Infinity
        Infinity April 1 2021 14: 00
        +2
        Quote: xorek
        They are afraid they will be finished again hi The maskodrochers have silenced something
        hi Then it was no longer "masqueraders", but "boingos ...", although there are practically no such ones. As the SpaceX Crew Dragon ship is flying, the second mission to the ISS, which delivered four astronauts in November, has a third prepared.
        Boeing needs to focus and check quality properly. Their "wrong settings" led to the early termination of fire tests of the first stage of the SLS (the same launch vehicle for the new US lunar program "Artemis"), the second, by the way, were completely successful. But this is not the first time already. Boeing 737 MAX, Starliner, SLS ...
        1. xorek
          xorek April 1 2021 14: 08
          -4
          Quote: Infinity
          As the SpaceX Crew Dragon ship is flying, the second mission to the ISS, which delivered four astronauts in November, has a third prepared.

          Well, recently again, something exploded there .. Well, of course your mask "genius" raised so much money on PR .. Well, well
          1. Infinity
            Infinity April 1 2021 14: 16
            +7
            Did I write something about Starship? It was about Boeing's Starliner spacecraft, which for some reason you attributed to SpaceX, which has a flying Crew Dragon. Read carefully. Starship has nothing to do with Crew Dragon, and I personally find this project too complex and ambitious. Musk does it ... because he can and wants to! For its "workhorse" is the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, which has developed excellent launch statistics and has contracts for several years in advance. He can blow up the Starships' mockups as much as he wants - he will only start having problems if he stops flying (i.e. delivering customers to a given orbit) of the Falcon 9, but this does not happen, on the contrary, there are more and more launches. The last accident, which ended in the loss of PN, at the launch of the Falcon 9 LV was in 2015, the accident before launch - in 2016 (fire in September).
      2. Simon schempp
        Simon schempp April 1 2021 14: 22
        -3
        They are afraid of getting dirty again The Maskodrochers have silenced something

        A typical victim of propaganda, deriving her knowledge of astronautics from television. You also say, "If Musk is so cool, then why do his rockets fly on our engines?"
        1. xorek
          xorek April 1 2021 14: 33
          -3
          Quote: Simon Schempp
          They are afraid of getting dirty again The Maskodrochers have silenced something

          A typical victim of propaganda, deriving her knowledge of astronautics from television. You also say, "If Musk is so cool, then why do his rockets fly on our engines?"

          Here he appeared alone .. The rest quietly minus .. What to talk to you in bulk. negative
          1. zlinn
            zlinn April 1 2021 15: 18
            +6
            this is because you wrote some kind of nonsense, for some reason, braiding a mask to the Boeing problems, and in one thing mentioning some explosions that are not at all related to the discussed topic of manned flights to the ISS, well, and rightly so, you picked up the minuses from those who were reluctant to explain to you, that your comments, as if not on the topic at all
    2. slipped
      slipped April 1 2021 13: 29
      +6
      Quote: Andobor
      Yes, all Americans fell, but the same Great Space Power was.


      May they make their own Starliner. They need their own duplicate launches to LEO manned system, since they are now forced to still rely on Russia for this. Which, according to their statements, seems to be like an enemy, and the image of cooperation with us in space greatly interferes with this propaganda.

      Meanwhile, our Soyuz MS-18 YA Gagarin, in accordance with the launch preparation schedule, was docked with the transition compartment of the third stage of the launch vehicle.

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        1. slipped
          slipped April 1 2021 14: 12
          +5
          Quote: HAM
          The Jews have a good saying: "so that you do not sit on your neck, do not bend low."


          "And Katz, as always, offers to surrender ..." © not mine. laughing

          Quote: HAM
          that is why they again gave way to the Americans in the Soyuz?


          The ISS station consists of the American and Russian segments, and also has a joint crew to operate them. Now a situation has arisen when the ISS AS could potentially be left without astronauts, which will lead to irreversible consequences in the station's flight program. That is why, having a direct ban on buying seats in our ships, NASA was forced to turn to the commercial structure Axiom Space with a request to buy them, ess-but for interesting preferences for us.

          We, in turn, are interested in expanding cooperation with Western companies providing commercial services for launching into space.

          By the way, this year a completely commercial spacecraft is flying here, the construction of which was also paid for by commercial structures.
    3. RealPilot
      RealPilot April 1 2021 13: 39
      -4
      Who is in favor of shifting the timing of this project "into eternity"? We vote wink
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 1 2021 13: 26
    +3
    Have the Indians downloaded the Vimana program again? lol
    1. spirit
      spirit April 1 2021 15: 03
      -2
      Yeah) Hike Musk, as if he sent the left Indian programmers to work in Boeing
  3. leks
    leks April 1 2021 13: 28
    +3
    Boeing has been doing something lately, things are not going very well.
    NASA is reinsured to the end, as they say
    "Measure seven times, cut once."
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr April 1 2021 13: 42
      0
      Quote: leks
      "Measure seven times, cut once."

      "While measuring seven times, everything that can be cut off ..."
  4. AVA77
    AVA77 April 1 2021 13: 33
    +2
    Boeing has recently had a problem with the programmers.
  5. seregin-s1
    seregin-s1 April 1 2021 13: 43
    +2
    Forever in the USA, all terms are right!
  6. RealPilot
    RealPilot April 1 2021 13: 45
    +2
    Quote: tralflot1832
    Have the Indians downloaded the Vimana program again? lol

    They wrote, wrote ... Uploaded, but pumped up!
  7. leks
    leks April 1 2021 13: 52
    0
    Quote: Bad_gr
    Quote: leks
    "Measure seven times, cut once."

    "While measuring seven times, everything that can be cut off ..."

    More specifically, please !?
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr April 1 2021 17: 38
      +1
      Quote: leks
      More specifically, please !?

      In the sense that it is not worth delaying with this case. The competitor is awake.
  8. pytar
    pytar April 1 2021 13: 52
    -2
    The bird will fly sooner or later. hi Who is cooler? Musk or Boeing, doesn't it matter? Competition is always beneficial! yes
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent April 1 2021 15: 02
      +4
      Quote: pytar
      The bird will fly sooner or later. Who is cooler? Musk or Boeing, doesn't it matter? Competition is always good for you!




      ON APRIL 1, VIDEO MANDATORY WATCHING!

  9. rocket757
    rocket757 April 1 2021 13: 58
    +1
    So what? And nothing ... the reasons may be different.
  10. Kushka
    Kushka April 1 2021 14: 08
    0
    [quote = Bad_gr] [quote = leks] "measure seven times, cut once". [/ quote]
    "While measuring seven times, everything that can be cut off ...
    "[/ quote]
    Or fell off by itself ...
    Anekedot:
    A man sits on the porch of the hospital and cries out loud.
    Another stood and asked, what happened?
    - They said it is necessary to cut off ...
    Who are you listening to, stupid - these doctors?
    Come with me to the same grandmother and everything will be fine.
    They walk, the man wipes his snot, went to the grandmother.
    Grandma looked - stand says son on a stool
    (and he is already completely black, well, this one.)
    A man got out - and now jump off.
    A man jumped off, and he fell away.
    -You see, son, and you don't need to cut anything!
  11. Fungus
    Fungus April 1 2021 15: 55
    -1
    We need to finish the Eagle and launch it into space
  12. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav April 1 2021 18: 39
    +1
    not everything is all right in the "kingdom of Danish", but whoever moves forward gets results and experience which, as you know, is the son of difficult mistakes and this applies to all countries