Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft launch scrubbed

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41.
Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky

NATIONAL (KRQE) – Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft launch was scrubbed Tuesday because of an undisclosed technical issue, according to NASA. Weather permitting, the launch team will another attempt another launch Wednesday at 10:57 a.m.

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It will launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. NASA says after 30 minutes after launch, the spacecraft will perform its orbital insertion burn to begin its daylong trip to the space station. 

NASA reports that the spacecraft will be carrying more than 400 pounds of cargo and supplies to the space station. They say it will then return to Earth with more than 550 pounds of cargo and land in the desert in the western United States.

Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) will be the second uncrewed flight for Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, according to NASA. The launch comes after Starliner software errors derailed a 2019 flight.

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