Author Topic: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET April 2019  (Read 18765 times)

Offline ZachS09

Incorrect, the last DEC was flown in 2005 on an Atlas IIIB

Actually, that last Atlas IIIB in February 2005 flew with a Single-Engined Centaur.

Below is a snapshot from the ILS broadcast showing the single RL-10 engine.
« Last Edit: 05/11/2018 02:04 am by ZachS09 »
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET Aug 2018
« Reply #21 on: 05/11/2018 02:17 am »
Incorrect, the last DEC was flown in 2005 on an Atlas IIIB

Actually, that last Atlas IIIB in February 2005 flew with a Single-Engined Centaur.

Below is a snapshot from the ILS broadcast showing the single RL-10 engine.

Oh dear. You’re spot on. My list and memory are wrong. I would have put money on that too. I even watched that one online but it was the stretched SEC.

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Oh dear. You’re spot on. My list and memory are wrong. I would have put money on that too. I even watched that one online but it was the stretched SEC.

Yeah. This stretched SEC would be the basis for the SEC used on Atlas V.
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET Aug 2018
« Reply #23 on: 07/02/2018 08:27 pm »
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The #AtlasV dual engine Centaur for @BoeingSpace #Starliner flight is in the final stage of production and checkout and will be shipping to the Cape soon! @NASA @Commercial_Crew

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1013871622162468864

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The two engine Centaur is getting ready and excited for #StarLiner.

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1013861120061239296
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET Aug 2018
« Reply #24 on: 07/02/2018 08:36 pm »
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The #AtlasV dual engine Centaur for @BoeingSpace #Starliner flight is in the final stage of production and checkout and will be shipping to the Cape soon! @NASA @Commercial_Crew

https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1013871622162468864

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The two engine Centaur is getting ready and excited for #StarLiner.

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1013861120061239296

What's the similar-looking white cylinder to the left side of the AV-080 DEC?  Another Centaur in an earlier stage of manufacture?
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET Aug 2018
« Reply #25 on: 07/02/2018 10:43 pm »
That is the next DEC to fly.

"The picture shows the hardware for the Crewed Flight Test (CFT) on the left and the Orbital Flight Test (OFT) on the right -- both are in production."
via https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1013872226565681152

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET late 2018
« Reply #26 on: 09/07/2018 06:18 am »
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The OFT CST-100 #Starliner Booster is nearing completion and will be headed to the Cape soon! @Commercial_Crew @BoeingSpace

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1037758679016034304

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #27 on: 10/04/2018 08:59 pm »
https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2018/10/04/nasas-commercial-crew-program-target-test-flight-dates-4/
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Test Flight Planning Dates:
Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): March 2019
Boeing Crew Flight Test (crewed): August 2019
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #28 on: 10/18/2018 04:26 pm »
The rocket is about to arrive at the Cape.
https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1052950559920074753

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #30 on: 10/19/2018 08:42 pm »
ULA has added a new section to the website to track Atlas V Starliner updates as well as several additional photos of the DEC in transport in a  Flickr album.

« Last Edit: 10/19/2018 08:43 pm by Sknowball »

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #33 on: 11/29/2018 08:00 pm »
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CENTAUR READY TO LAUNCH FIRST STARLINER

Nov. 29, 2018
-- The dual-engine Centaur upper stage that will power Boeing’s first CST-100 Starliner crew capsule into space for its Orbital Flight Test is one step closer to launch.

Inside a ULA launch site test cell, the Centaur has been hoisted upright and attached to the interstage adapter that supports the stage atop the Atlas V rocket’s first stage during the initial minutes of launch. The Launch Vehicle Adapter (LVA) was mated to the forward end of Centaur and provides the mechanical interface to attach Starliner.

This three-piece combined element is called the OVI stack, or Off-site Vertical Integration, for the Atlas V rocket’s launch campaign. It will be driven to the Vertical Integration Facility and lifted atop the first stage when the time comes.

The Atlas V program evolved to OVI stacking operations in 2015 to improve launch processing techniques and enable schedule efficiencies. This process eliminates several days of lifting operations at the VIF that would require acceptable weather to stack each structure separately.

The Centaur was built at ULA’s manufacturing facility located in Decatur, Alabama. It arrived at Cape Canaveral aboard the Mariner cargo ship on Oct. 19 and spent two weeks undergoing receiving activities at the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center before the short drive to the Delta Operations Center to begin the OVI assembly sequence. The LVA arrived at the Cape on Nov. 12.

Centaur will separate from the interstage adapter during in-flight staging before igniting its twin RL10A-4-2 engines more than four minutes after liftoff. Starliner will be released from the Launch Vehicle Adapter when the spacecraft separates from the Atlas V to conclude the launch.

https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/atlas-v-starliner-updates

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #34 on: 11/30/2018 11:59 am »
The Off-site Vertical Integration (OVI) stack for the Orbital Test Flight (OFT) is complete. The three-piece combination includes the ISA, dual-engine Centaur, and the LVA. The stack is vertical and ready for processing.

 PHOTO CREDIT: United Launch Alliance

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #35 on: 12/11/2018 07:53 pm »
https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1072587147532754944

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All of the critical hardware for the @boeingspace CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test is at the Cape! The booster was the final piece of hardware for the #AtlasV #Starliner. Proud to be part of #TeamStarliner

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2018/12/11/final-rocket-segment-arrives-in-florida/
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #37 on: 12/14/2018 01:31 pm »
The first stage of the rocket that will launch Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station on the company's uncrewed Orbital Flight Test is on its way to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center (ASOC) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Dec. 7, 2018. The ULA Atlas V first stage booster was shipped aboard the company's Mariner cargo vessel from the company's manufacturing plant in Decatur, Alabama. It is the final piece of hardware that ULA needs to launch the first Boeing Starliner. Inside the ASOC, the booster will be inspected and checked out.

Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
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