Boeing Says Not Proceeding With Starliner Launch Wednesday
02:30 GMT 04.08.2021 (Updated: 02:33 GMT 04.08.2021)
© JOE SKIPPERThe Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, atop a ULA Atlas V rocket, lifts off for an uncrewed Orbital Flight Test to the International Space Station from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo
© JOE SKIPPER
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Boeing said it will not launch its Starliner spacecraft on Wednesday.
"We're not proceeding with #Starliner launch tomorrow. Our team cycled the Service Module propulsion system valves and is taking time to gather data for next steps," the company said on Twitter.
"We've ruled out software as a cause for the unexpected position indications," it said.
NASA spokeswoman Patricia Bielling told Sputnik on Tuesday that a delay of Boeing's Starliner launch, scheduled for Tuesday, was caused by a technical problem with a new launch expected to take place the next day.