Launch of the NASA's Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2

Launch of the NASA's Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2

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– Coverage of the Launch of the NASA's Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 Starliner from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla. (Launch scheduled at 6:54 p.m. EDT) – Kennedy Space Center/Johnson Space Center (All Channels; coverage continues through the orbital insertion engine firing for Starliner approximately 31 minutes after launch)

OFT-2 is an uncrewed flight test of the company’s Starliner spacecraft for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Liftoff is scheduled for 6:54 p.m. EDT during an instantaneous launch window.

The countdown is currently proceeding according to schedule. Fueling of the Atlas V rocket began a little after noon EDT today. The first stage booster’s RD-180 engine, containing two thrust chambers, was fueled with Rocket Propellant-1, a highly purified kerosene. The Centaur second stage was fueled with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. Fueling of the rocket was completed about two hours later.

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