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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #260 on: 01/06/2018 12:05 PM »
A technician works on Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Pad Abort Test Vehicle inside the company's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starliner will launch astronauts on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #261 on: 01/06/2018 12:06 PM »
The upper dome of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Crew Test Flight Vehicle is undergoing processing inside the company's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starliner will launch astronauts on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #262 on: 01/06/2018 12:07 PM »
The lower dome of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Crew Test Flight Vehicle is secured in a work stand inside the company's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The CST-100 Starliner will launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #263 on: 01/07/2018 03:47 AM »
Boeing International Space Station DCR was held in December at Kennedy Space Center - what dates did this review take place?

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #264 on: 01/19/2018 09:26 AM »
NASA's Commercial Crew Program astronauts, wearing spacesuits and augmented reality headsets, rehearse returning to Earth from the International Space Station during recent testing at Boeing's Extended Reality Laboratory in Philadelphia. The astronauts are seated upside down so they can practice releasing their seat harness and moving to the side hatch of the Starliner without assistance. The astronauts wearing the mixed reality gear see a digital version of the interior of the Starliner as it would look in the real-life scenario while interacting with the environment around them.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #265 on: 01/20/2018 02:55 AM »
NASA's Commercial Crew Program astronauts, wearing spacesuits and augmented reality headsets, rehearse returning to Earth from the International Space Station during recent testing at Boeing's Extended Reality Laboratory in Philadelphia. The astronauts are seated upside down so they can practice releasing their seat harness and moving to the side hatch of the Starliner without assistance. The astronauts wearing the mixed reality gear see a digital version of the interior of the Starliner as it would look in the real-life scenario while interacting with the environment around them.

Photo credit: Boeing

Is that a HoloLens?

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #266 on: 01/20/2018 10:46 PM »
Yes.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #267 on: 01/31/2018 04:46 PM »
Some remarks by Boeing CEO today when announcing financial results:

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Full comments by @BoeingCEO today on CST-100 Starliner, the @Commercial_Crew program, and more: "We see human space exploration as a very important marketplace for us for the future."

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/958755895437090818

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #268 on: 03/12/2018 02:26 PM »
Has Boeing got any  complete  Starliner capsules assembled waiting for flight  or have  they even started building any complete  MAN RATED FLIGHT Starliner capsules and service modules THAT CAN FLY?

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #269 on: 03/12/2018 02:30 PM »
Has Boeing got any  complete  Starliner capsules assembled waiting for flight  or have  they even started building any complete  MAN RATED FLIGHT Starliner capsules and service modules THAT CAN FLY?

The three flight vehicles are in various stages of completion.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #270 on: 03/12/2018 02:33 PM »
Has Boeing got any  complete  Starliner capsules assembled waiting for flight  or have  they even started building any complete  MAN RATED FLIGHT Starliner capsules and service modules THAT CAN FLY?

"Complete" meaning fully finished and ready to fly?  No.  Started building with significant progress, yes.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39244.msg1767950#msg1767950
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #271 on: 03/13/2018 10:19 AM »
NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) conduct a simulation of launch procedures for Boeing’s Orbital Test Flight, the first uncrewed test of the company’s CST-100 Starliner and a ULA Atlas V rocket. Launch teams participated in the simulation across the country, including inside the Launch Vehicle Data Center at Hangar AE at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Starliner will launch on an Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #272 on: 03/15/2018 11:13 AM »
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Tune in to @CNBC at 7:40 AM ET to see @MorganLBrennan live from our #Starliner facility on @NASAKennedy and to hear the latest @Commercial_Crew progress from #BoeingSpace!

https://twitter.com/BoeingDefense/status/974246732061138944

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #273 on: 03/15/2018 03:28 PM »
Nice update from cnbc:

http://cnb.cx/2FYExoi




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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #274 on: 03/15/2018 10:53 PM »
Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed delivery of all of the crew module engines for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner spacecraft. Boeing will integrate the engines into the Starliner crew module at its Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

http://www.rocket.com/article/aerojet-rocketdyne-ships-starliner-re-entry-thrusters

Anyone know the date the engines were deliverd to KSC? Any images?

Thanks.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #275 on: 03/16/2018 03:41 AM »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #277 on: 03/16/2018 11:17 AM »
Thumbs up to Boeing, they have been very forthcoming in supplying detailed images of the CST-100 production at KSC.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #278 on: 03/22/2018 06:43 AM »
A Starliner structural test article at Boeing's Huntington Beach Facility in California, where the spacecraft, including the service module and other hardware of the Atlas V upper stage, are undergoing rigorous qualification testing, including tests like shock, separation and vibration. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner will launch on the Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.



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What do I have that strange feeling this picture looks mightily familiar ? oh wait, I've found it !



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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #279 on: 03/22/2018 11:35 AM »
 Thanks Archibald - That is a snazzy-looking Service Module! ;D

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