OFT: What Went Right? Modified ULA Atlas-V Rocket Met All Test Objectives

Bill Jelen

December 20, 2019


Although the Boeing Starliner capsule will not reach the ISS, the ULA rocket performed to specification.

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ULA's Atlas V rocket lifts off from Florida carrying the Boeing Starliner spacecraft on its maiden voyage.  Photo credit: Scott Schilke / We Report Space

Faulty Timer Aboard Starliner Prevents Rendezvous with ISS

NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance officials provide information on the first Orbital Flight Test of the Starliner CST-100 spacecraft.

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Rosie the Astronaut, a test device is set to ride along as Starliner makes its first flight to the ISS.

Rosie Set to Ride Boeing Starliner Atop an New Atlas V N-2-2 Configuration

Boeing and United Launch Alliance will be launching an uncrewed trip to the International Space Station on December 20, 2019.

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NASA's Parker Solar Probe, shortly after liftoff in August 2018.  Photo credit: Mary Ellen Jelen / We Report Space

Parker Solar Probe Findings After First Three Orbits

NASA provides an update on the science objectives of the Parker Solar Probe.

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Size comparison of the planned sample collection safe zone before arriving at Bennu (orange), and after arriving at Bennu (blue). The safe zone for Site Nightingale is no wider than a few parking spaces.

Rockier Bennu Presents Challenge for OSIRIS-REx Sample Collection: Two Sites Selected

Twenty-seven months into its mission, the OSIRIS-REx team has identified two potential sample collection sites on Asteroid Bennu.

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