Boeing Starliner abort test (mostly) a success as SpaceX nears Crew Dragon static fire – Teslarati

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Those theoretical astronauts would have nearly definitely endured the ordeal unhurt regardless of the failed implementation of one of Starliner’s three primary parachutes, testing the spacecraft’s abort abilities and redundancy rather a bit more thoroughly than Boeing intended. Honestly, this is * much * even worse than a parachute releasing as desired but failing due to intricate mechanical tensions. Boeing believes that the parachute failure will not postpone the launch of Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test(OFT), presently targeting a launch no earlier than (NET)December 17th.< blockquote class="twitter-tweet “data-width=”550″data-dnt=”

true “readability=”6.6609442060086″> Great work by SpaceX Dragon group & Airborne! Boeing’s Starliner pad abort test took place simply days prior to a different major abort test milestone– this time for SpaceX.

Those theoretical astronauts would have almost definitely endured the ordeal unhurt in spite of the stopped working implementation of one of Starliner’s 3 main parachutes, evaluating the spacecraft’s abort capabilities and redundancy quite a bit more completely than Boeing meant. Honestly, this is * much * worse than a parachute deploying as designated but stopping working due to intricate mechanical tensions. Boeing believes that the parachute failure won’t postpone the launch of Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test(OFT), currently targeting a launch no earlier than (NET)December 17th.

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