NASA has postponed unmanned tests for Boeing’s Starliner orbital flight scheduled for December 17 to December 19. The project is part of NASA’s commercial manned aviation program. The delay was due to problems with the flush air conveyor pipe of the United Launch Alliance Atlas-5 carrier rocket used for the launch.
Boeing and United Launch Alliance agreed to postpone the launch to ensure that the analysis of the problem, the replacement of components and the necessary tests could be completed.
The project has been delayed several times this year. At present, the specific launch time will need to be reconfirmed according to the actual location of the ISS orbital position.