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ULA Readies Boeing-Made Starliner Spacecraft for Orbital Test Flight

ULA Readies Boeing-Made Starliner Spacecraft for Orbital Test Flight - top government contractors - best government contracting event
ULA Readies Boeing-Made Starliner Spacecraft for Orbital Test Flight - top government contractors - best government contracting event

United Launch Alliance is preparing to test-fly a Boeing-made spacecraft designed for crewed space transport.

ULA said Tuesday it is setting up CST-100 Starliner to launch to the International Space Station for an orbital flight test.

The spacecraft will launch Friday on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for the test.

The test will use an Atlas V configuration specifically tailored for Starliner. The rocket does not feature payload fairing as the spacecraft's own surfaces will perform that function upon ascension.

Two Aerojet Rocketdyne-made RL10A-4-2 engines will each generate 22.6K pounds of thrust to lift the rocket.

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