The company Boeing announced today that the test launch of the unmanned Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed due to a problem in the propulsion system.
This postponement is a blow to the company, as the first test it had done, in 2019, failed.
The spacecraft was scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 20.20 tonight (Greek time) with an Atlas V rocket. But about two hours earlier, Boeing announced the postponement via Twitter.
The next possible “window” for the launch is tomorrow Wednesday, at 19.57.
The mission was originally scheduled to launch on Friday, but was postponed for today, according to AMPE, after a Russian spacecraft accidentally activated its launchers, after connecting to the ISS, changing the orientation of the Station.