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Started by Alberon, May 19, 2022, 09:14:53 AM
QuoteTwo software errors detected during the test, one of which prevented a planned docking with the International Space Station, could each have led to the destruction of the spacecraft had they not been caught and corrected in time, NASA said on 7 February 2020. A joint NASA-Boeing investigation team "found the two critical software defects were not detected ahead of flight despite multiple safeguards", according to an agency statement. "Ground intervention prevented the loss of the vehicle in both cases". Before re-entry, engineers discovered the second critical software error that affected the thruster firings needed to safely jettison the Starliner's service module. The service module software error "incorrectly translated" the jettison thruster firing sequence.
QuoteDuring the August 2021 launch window some issues were detected with 13 propulsion system valves in the spacecraft prior to launch. The spacecraft had already been mated to its launch rocket, United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V, and taken to the launchpad. Attempts to fix the problem while on the launchpad failed, and the rocket was returned to the ULA's VIF (Vertical Integration Facility). Attempts to fix the problem at the VIF also failed and Boeing decided to return the spacecraft to the factory, thus cancelling the launch at that launch window. The valves had been corroded by intrusion of moisture, which interacted with the propellant, but the source of the moisture was not apparent. By late September 2021, Boeing had not determined the root cause of the problem, and the flight was delayed indefinitely.
Quote from: Dex Sawash on May 19, 2022, 11:29:28 AMFuckem. I voted for Starliner to be the name of the 787 but they picked Dreamliner which is a shit name for a plane. This thing isn't even comparable to a ship of the line in any way so doesn't deserve the 'liner' moniker. What's the payload, a couple of semen passengers?
Quote from: hamfist on May 19, 2022, 12:34:44 PMAh mate, they're on about Pantyliners not Ocean Liners.
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