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Starliner Orbital Flight Test launch, docking (TBD)

After years of development, Boeing is set to launch its first CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. This test mission will be uncrewed and launch to the International Space Station atop an Atlas V N22 rocket.

The Atlas V that will be utilized will have no payload fairing, two strap-on solid rocket motors and a dual-engine Centaur upper stage.

Once in orbit, Starliner will rendezvous and dock with the docking adapter at the forward end of the Harmony module where it will remain for about two weeks.

At the conclusion of the unpiloted mission, it will undock and perform a re-entry burn to return to Earth. It is expected to land in the Western United States via parachute and airbags.

Earlier Event: August 15
CRS-18 Dragon unberthing, splashdown
Later Event: August 22
Soyuz MS-14 launch