Category Archives: CST-100

Boeing CST-100 delayed for 6 months

Boeing announced that their CST-100 Starliner manned spacecraft will be launched for the first time with 6 months delay. News came in pair with show of new aerodynamic concept of Atlas V/CST-100 combo. Boeing and United Launch Alliance have had problems with general aerodynamic conception of Atlas V/CST-100 Starliner combo from some time. Boeing announced…
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Boeing CST-100 reaching next milestone – thrusters after hot fire tests !

Manufacturer of the propulsion system of future manned spacecraft delivering astronauts to International Space Station under CCDev NASA program, Aerojet Rocketdyne, had already finished hot fire tests of engines, which will power Boeing CST-100. As we know Boeing flagship is part of the contract with NASA for creating next generation manned spacecraft. Program is known widely…
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CST-100 manned flight postponed to 2018

Boeing missed NASA deadline for first manned mission of CST-100 spacecraft and now first flight with crew onboard is scheduled not for 2017 but for 2018. It is not positive news for Boeing itself, because CST-100 was part of the CRS-2 contract won by Boeing together with SpaceX and Sierra Nevada Corp. in January 2016.…
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Run of misfortune – Boeing dropped from ISS cargo contract competition

On 5th November 2016 NASA announced that Boeing will be no longer considered as an option in competition for ISS cargo missions. Boeing space industry division, Defense, Space & Security, is out of luck for a long time. Since losing contract with NRO for FIA in 2005, lost contract for next generation GPS satellites and failed…
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