CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test (Uncrewed)

Atlas V N22

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Rosie the Astronaut

Rosie the Astronaut

Anthropomorphic Test Device

Status: Active
11/1/2019 -
Nationality: Earthling
Type: Non-Human
Agency: Boeing

Rosie the Astronaut is an Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD), named after the iconic WWII character, Rosie the Riveter.
It will launch aboard the Boeing Starliner for its inaugural uncrewed flight to the International Space Station and back.

Mission

CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test (Uncrewed)

Type: Test Flight

This is the first test flight of Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station. Although Atlas V and Centaur upper stage successfully put Starliner into planned trajectory, the spacecraft was unable to perform a nominal orbital insertion. Preliminary analysis indicate that Mission Elapsed Time (MET) system error led to Starliner burning more fuel than expected. Spacecraft is healthy and in stable orbit, but won't be able to reach and dock with ISS. Landing at White Sands Facility is planned on Dec 22.

Location

Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

209 launches have been at this location.

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V N22

Length: 58 meters
Diameter: 3.8 meters
First Launched: December 5, 2020

The Atlas V N22 is a crew rated variant of the Atlas V 422 – it sports two solid motor strap on boosters with two liquid fueled stages. It will be primarly used to support NASA’s Commercial Crew program by taking the CST-100 to orbit.

The Atlas V N22 rocket has been launched a total of 1 times with 1 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

United Launch Alliance

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ULA
Administration: CEO: Tory Bruno
Founded: 2006
Launchers: Atlas | Delta IV | Vulcan
Spacecraft: CST-100 Starliner
Country: USA

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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