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CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test

Atlas V N22

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Rosie the Astronaut

Rosie the Astronaut

Status: Active
11/1/2019 -
Nationality: Earthling
Type: Non-Human
First Flight: 12/20/2019
Last Flight: 5/19/2022

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

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.

Mission patch for CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test

Location

Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

847 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V N22 – United Launch Alliance

Family: Atlas
Length: 58 m
Diameter: 3.8 m

Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 13034 kg

The Atlas V N22 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on . Atlas V N22 has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 launches. 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.

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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