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NASA Sets Launch Date for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Oct 29, 2019 @ 09:58 AM

Boeing CST-100

The TAI team is thrilled to see the Boeing Starliner will finally be making it's first flight 7 weeks from today!

Last Thursday, NASA invited media to the launch of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The news release included a launch date for the mission: December 17.

The uncrewed test flight will validate the in-flight capabilities of the Starliner vehicle and the Atlas V rocket that will launch it into orbit. This mission is a precursor to human flights on Starliner, which NASA has paid Boeing to develop for astronaut transport to the International Space Station.

Aluminized Mylar Sheet Overwrap - GFTS

One of the several dozen FM GFTS units with mylar sleeve

TAI provided nearly 100 prototype and spaceflight model graphite fiber thermal straps to Boeing to cool the battery packs inside the Starliner capsule, and we are looking forward to working with the Boeing team again soon!

Be sure to tune in to NASA TV on the 17th to watch this important moment in spaceflight history!

Tags: thermal straps, graphite fiber thermal strap, Boeing CST-100 Starliner