Starliner Parachute Problem Traced To Misconfigured Rigging

Credit: Boeing
CAPE CANAVERAL—Boeing’s first CST-100 Starliner Commercial Crew capsule hit all expected parameters during its debut flight test, Boeing says, while unexpectedly demonstrating parachute performance with 30% higher loads than intended due to misconfigured rigging that prevented one of three primary...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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