Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule WON’T dock with ISS on Saturday after launching into the ‘wrong orbit’ during its first test flight for NASA’s astronaut taxi service due to start in 2020
Boeing’s new Starliner capsule won’t dock with the International Space Station after a software glitch caused it to launch into the wrong orbit just minutes after blasting off on its first test flight.
A glitch in the mission timing software caused the spacecraft to run to a different time than expected, causing it to start its burns and control movements too early into the flight – burning up fuel that it needed to get to the ISS.
This is another major setback for the aerospace giant, which is in the midst of a safety crisis over a software glitch that caused problems for its 737 MAX jet.
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