CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - United Launch Alliance (ULA) is delaying one rocket launch but has also received a target date for its launch of the Boeing Starliner capsule.
The space company announced the delay on Monday morning. They said that the launch of a United Launch Atlas V 551 rocket carrying the STP-3 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has been delayed to enable the customer to evaluate the launch readiness of the STP Satellite-6 spacecraft.
ULA's next launch will reportedly be Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), aboard an Atlas V rocket. The rocket is expected to liftoff from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on March 25th, 2021.
The Starliner capsule, while it will be uncrewed in March, is expected to eventually bring astronauts into space -- similar to SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
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