#Starliner’s integrated propulsion system hot fire test was a success. This paves the way for both the capsule’s pad abort test and upcoming flights to @Space_Station later this year.
Thank you, @NASA and the NASA White Sands Test Facility, for your help in making this qualification test a success. Thank you to our #Starliner team who showed their resiliency while working through development challenges.
WASHINGTON — Boeing has completed ground testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, nearly a year after a setback in earlier testing of those thrusters.In a statement, Boeing said it completed hot-fire testing May 23 of the spacecraft’s entire propulsion system, including various thrusters, fuel tanks and related systems within a “flight-like” service module of the spacecraft. Those tests took place at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico.A series of tests demonstrated thruster firings for in-space maneuvers, high-altitude aborts and low-altitude aborts. The company said the tests were all successful.
Boeing progress on Starliner spacecraft, per @Commercial_Crew
Lueders: Starliner crew module and service module for Orbital Flight Test in final testing; goal is for them to be integrated in mid-June.
Lueders: Boeing is finishing up final pieces and headed into acceptance testing of OFT vehicle that will start end of next week.
Can we get a written transcript of the meeting these slides were part of the meeting please?
Nice video showing Starliner's SM underside with the larger-size engines, as well as the RCS pods. Annoying PR superimposed after a few seconds, but you can get a good brief look at the test before that.What's the official technical name for these engines?https://twitter.com/BoeingSpace/status/1133487084965117952
Quote from: eeergo on 05/29/2019 01:01 amNice video showing Starliner's SM underside with the larger-size engines, as well as the RCS pods. Annoying PR superimposed after a few seconds, but you can get a good brief look at the test before that.What's the official technical name for these engines?https://twitter.com/BoeingSpace/status/1133487084965117952The abort engines are a derivative of the RS-88, but I'm not sure what their official name is.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-88
Port engine off-nominal shutdown?