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Boeing Starliner launch scrubbed again in final minutes of liftoff



Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is seen on the launch pad of Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Saturday, June 1, 2024

The Boeing Starliner spacecraft launch test is scrubbed again within a few minutes before the liftoff. This new launch attempt came nearly a month after the first test flight scrubbed on May 6.

NASA confirmed that the scrub occurred due to the computer ground launch sequencer not loading into the correct operational configuration after proceeding into terminal count.


NASA, ULA, and Boeing are observing the scrub and resolve it for the next launch opportunity on Sunday, June 2 at 12:03 p.m. EDT.

At 11:18 a.m. EDT on June 1, Boeing Starliner engineers and technicians closed the hatch after NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams entered the spacecraft. This verification was followed by leak checks on the capsule to verify the tight seal and pressure.


The flight was canceled at T-3:50 minutes of the countdown. Following this scrub, the Boeing Starliner crew stepped out of the spacecraft. Meanwhile, ULA Atlas V rocket and Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft are still on the launch pad.

All participating parties will host a news conference at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss the latest scrubbed launch attempt of the Crew Flight Test. It was confirmed that the sequencer’s necessary redundancy.




Mel Trivalo is a senior author at, he began his early career in electronics in 2021 and turned his attention towards Space and Rocket Science. Mel likes to explore new technologies and swings baseball to run through creative thoughts.

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