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Not Going Well: Boeing Starliner's Thrusters Failed On ISS Docking Approach

•, by Tyler Durden

According to Bloomberg, Boeing and NASA are trying to determine why the Starliner's thrusters failed on approach to docking at the ISS. This is delayed docking. 

The Starliner craft and its crew of two astronauts are holding a position about 200 meters (656 feet) away from the station, according to a live webcast of the mission. Docking was initially targeted for 12:15 p.m. New York time. A second docking opportunity opens at 1:33 p.m. in New York. Four thrusters failed in flight, but mission controllers were able to bring two back online after troubleshooting. The thrusters are used to help maneuver Starliner through space. -BBG 

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