Erstmals dockt ein Boeing Starliner erfolgreich an der Internationalen Raumstation an

Das Besatzungsschiff Boeing Starliner ist kurz nach dem Andocken an den vorderen Hafen der Internationalen Raumstation des Harmony-Moduls zu sehen. Bildnachweis: NASA-Fernsehen

Das Raumschiff Boeing CST-100 Starliner dockte am 20. Mai 2022 um 20:28 Uhr EDT (17:28 Uhr PT) zum ersten Mal erfolgreich an das Harmony-Modul der Internationalen Raumstation an. Starliner startete am Donnerstag, den 19. Mai um 18:54 Uhr eine United Launch Alliance Atlas V-Rakete in einem Flugtest zur Internationalen Raumstation vom Space Launch Complex 41 der Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.


Das unbemannte Raumschiff Boeing Starliner dockte am 20. Mai nach dem Start von der Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida am 19. Mai an der Internationalen Raumstation an. Boeings Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) wird auf der Station bleiben, um eine Serie abzuschließen. Ein Testziel vor dem Verlassen des Komplexes am 25. Mai, wo es in White Sands Space Harbor, New Mexico, landen wird. Dieser Testflug ist ein Vorläufer für einen zukünftigen bemannten Starliner-Testflug. Anerkennung:[{” attribute=””>NASA

NASA will host a media teleconference to give an update on Starliner’s progress tonight at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 20 where it will be streamed live on NASA’s website. Participants include:

  • Kathryn Lueders, associate administrator, NASA Space Operations Mission Directorate
  • Steve Stich, manager, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
  • Joel Montalbano, manager, NASA’s International Space Station Program
  • Mark Nappi, vice president and program manager, Boeing Commercial Crew Program
Boeing Starliner Approaches Space Station

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft approaches the International Space Station on the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission. Credit: NASA TV

Starliner’s hatch opening is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 21. Coverage of hatch opening will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

Saturday, May 21

  • 11:30 a.m. – NASA TV hatch opening coverage begins
  • 11:45 a.m. – (approximately) Hatch opening and welcoming remarks

Starliner is scheduled to depart the space station Wednesday, May 25, when it will undock and return to Earth, with a desert landing in the western U.S. The spacecraft will return with more than 600 pounds of cargo, including Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System reusable tanks that provide breathable air to station crew members. The tanks will be refurbished on Earth and sent back to station on a future flight.

Following certification, NASA missions aboard Starliner will carry up to four crew members to the station, enabling the continued expansion of the crew and increasing the amount of science and research that can be performed aboard the orbiting laboratory.

OFT-2 will provide valuable data for NASA certifying Boeing’s crew transportation system for regular flights with astronauts to and from the space station.

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