I heard on the order of months. October 2021.
During the evening DPC, CAPCOM reported multiple issues with verifying/commanding servos on propellant valves. Launch is rescheduled to 1657Z tomorrow pending solving the issues. Tomorrow is a half work day for the crew.
NASA says no attempt tomorrow.Rolling back instead…https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2021/08/03/nasa-boeing-standing-down-on-aug-4-starliner-launch-attempt
MOSCOW, August 4 / Radio Sputnik. The head of the press service of Roscosmos, Vladimir Ustimenko, called the excuses of NASA and Boeing "ugly", with which they are trying to cover up malfunctions with the Starliner spacecraft.
May-be the reason Boeing is having so many problems with the Starliner is, its over designed!
Starliner delayed again, and its launch window may close soon"We’re going to let the data lead our work."ERIC BERGER - 8/4/2021, 2:30 PM
Boeing is being deliberate about finding out what’s wrong with the Starliner valve issue. First step is to inspect it in the VIF and hopefully launch Saturday. But two officials told me there is a good chance the vehicle will need to be destacked in order to get at the problem.
@torybruno how fast is Atlas V able to turn around? i.e. launch of one mission to the next from the same pad.
Depends, but nominally 17 days
Quote from: Rondaz on 08/04/2021 09:37 amMOSCOW, August 4 / Radio Sputnik. The head of the press service of Roscosmos, Vladimir Ustimenko, called the excuses of NASA and Boeing "ugly", with which they are trying to cover up malfunctions with the Starliner spacecraft.I fear this is another case of Google Translate trying to start World War Three! According to Tass, the word he used translates as "inappropriate", not "ugly". The whole Telegram post makes more far sense in the Tass English report:MOSCOW, August 4. /TASS/. The attempts to blame the Russian Nauka research module for the delayed launch of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) look inappropriate, considering problems revealed in the US spaceship, Roscosmos Spokesman Vladimir Ustimenko said on Wednesday.https://tass.com/science/1322493 The word in question is "некрасивыми". Can a native Russian speaker weigh in please?
042058Z AUG 21NAVAREA IV 666/21(GEN).WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.FLORIDA.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING 081514Z TO 081609Z AUG IN AREAS BOUND BY: A. 28-38-17N 080-37-11W, 28-41-00N 080-35-00W, 28-48-00N 080-22-00W, 28-46-00N 080-20-00W, 28-34-00N 080-30-00W, 28-32-08N 080-33-44W. B. 29-14-00N 080-06-00W, 29-49-00N 079-30-00W, 29-40-00N 079-19-00W, 29-04-00N 079-55-00W. C. 38-57-00N 068-00-00W, 40-01-00N 066-31-00W, 40-48-00N 064-47-00W, 40-23-00N 064-29-00W, 39-20-00N 066-01-00W, 38-28-00N 067-42-00W.2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 661/21.3. CANCEL THIS MSG 081709Z AUG 21.
042038Z AUG 21HYDROPAC 2228/21(61,75,76).INDIAN OCEAN.WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.DNC 03, DNC 04, DNC 05.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS 081603Z TO 081656Z AUG IN AREA BOUND BY 24-10S 078-38E, 21-03S 082-56E, 29-58S 092-56E, 37-55S 104-44E, 43-24S 116-27E, 47-54S 131-16E, 49-37S 146-12E, 49-50S 153-23E, 54-47S 153-23E, 55-06S 148-33E, 54-08S 133-51E, 50-48S 117-57E, 44-28S 102-29E, 37-04S 091-45E, 29-39S 083-03E.2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 2225/21.3. CANCEL THIS MSG 081756Z AUG 21.
If Starliner is delayed enough to conflict with Lucy, I imagine they would swap the Centaur (since OFT-2 is using the dual-engine Centaur) and use the OFT booster with no SRBs? Would save a bit of schedule margin in not needing to replace the booster. But was there extra mission-specific certification work done on the boosters assigned to either mission?
Quote@torybruno how fast is Atlas V able to turn around? i.e. launch of one mission to the next from the same pad.QuoteDepends, but nominally 17 days.
Depends, but nominally 17 days.