The adapter would connect Boeing’s CST-100 crew capsule to its rocket.
The launch vehicle adapter was designed by the United Launch Alliance and connected to the ULA’s Atlas V rocket that will launch the CST-100.
John Mulholland, Boeing Commercial Programs vice president and program manager said, “the ULA design leverages the heritage hardware of the Atlas V to integrate with the CST-100, setting the baseline for us to proceed to wind tunnel testing and the Launch Segment-level PDR in June.”
Boeing is scheduled to complete 19 NASA commercial crew integrated capability milestones.
Aside from the ULA PDR, Boeing completed the engineering release 2.0 software release and landing and recovery ground systems and ground communications design review.
“Boeing and all of NASA’s partner companies are working to build in proper systems integration into their designs. This review with Boeing and their partner ULA was a good review of the current state of these important design interfaces,” said Ed Mango, NASA’s CCP manager.