Tag: VIF

Starliner Test Flight Suffers Setback Facing Lengthy Months Long Delay to Fix Faulty Propulsion Valves

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The hard luck Boeing Starliner suffered another serious setback Friday involving a many months long launch delay for the critical second test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) when company officials concluded that much more time was needed to fix faulty propulsion valves discovered inside the spaceships service module and forcing a scrub during

Boeing Starliner Rolls Back to Vertical Integration Facility as Propulsion Valve Problems Force Further Indefinite Delays

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The Boeing Starliner astronaut ferry ship stacked atop the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket was rolled back from Launch Complex-41 and returned to the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday, August 5, after problems with the functionality and movement of propulsion valves in the

1st Flightworthy Boeing Starliner Astronaut Capsule Joined Atop ULA Atlas V Launcher for 1st Flight

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL– Boeings first flightworthy Starliner astronaut capsule was hoisted atop and joined to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that will propel it to space on its maiden mission from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station on the company’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT) for NASA in just over 3