07/27/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/27/2021 08:40
Teams from NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance completed a launch readiness review on July 27 ahead of NASA's Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station. The launch teams are still 'go' for launch of the second uncrewed test flight of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a mission to the microgravity laboratory for the company's second uncrewed flight test.
Launch is scheduled at 2:53 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 30, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
At 1 p.m., NASA will host a prelaunch news briefing at Kennedy Space Center. Participants are:
For a launch Friday, meteorologists with the U.S. Space Force 45th Weather Squadron are predicting a 40% chance of favorable weather with the primary concerns for launch day are the cumulus cloud rule, surface electric rule and lightning rule violations during the instantaneous launch window.