Boeing CST-100 Starliner

USA / Boeing

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Launch data:

Launch date 04 Nov 2019 (abort test)
Launch site CC, SLC-41
Launch vehicle   -
Mission 1e pad Abort test
Time in flight 1m, 19s
CST-100 capsule

Boeing′s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft and its service module sit atop the test stand at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico ahead of the company′s first Pad Abort Test. Credit: Boeing



Spacecraft data:

Crew capacity 7
Manufacturer Boeing / USA
Operator Boeing
Applications Crew transfer vehicle
Dimensions Diameter (CM): 4.56 m (15.0 ft)
Length (CM+SM): 5.03 m (16.5 ft
Volume 11 m3 (390 cu ft)
Launch Mass 13,000 kg (29,000 lb)
Total cargo mass (kg)  kg
Status Test flight

Description:



Boeing CST-100

Boeing′s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft and its service module sit atop the test stand at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico ahead of the company′s Pad Abort Test


Mission details:

The Orbital Flight Test Starliner getting ready for propellant loading ahead of rollout to the Atlas-V launch site for its upcoming Orbital Flight Test. Photo: Boeing.

Boeing CST-100

Only two of three parachutes deployed in Boeing′s Pad Abort Test of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft over the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The system is designed to land just fine in the event of losing a parachute, and both NASA and Boeing consider the test a succes.


CST-100 Starliner landed gently under two parachutes and airbags in the New Mexico desert in the Pad Abort Test for NASA′s Commercial Crew Program on Nov 4, 2019. Photo: NASA / Boeing


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