Skip to main content

Boeing Starliner attempts delayed ISS docking after thruster issue

·1 min


Boeing’s Starliner capsule making delayed docking attempt with International Space Station #

Boeing’s Starliner capsule is making a delayed docking attempt with the International Space Station (ISS) after NASA called off an initial approach. The spacecraft’s propulsion system was being analyzed, leading to the delay. Five of the 28 thrusters were not operational initially, but four were recovered after testing. The second docking attempt is scheduled for 1:33 p.m. ET, with NASA permitting the approach due to the recovery of the thrusters. This mission is crucial for Boeing as it marks the final step before NASA certifies them to fly crew on operational missions.