During the August 23 ISR for NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability initiative, Boeing presented its designs for the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launch system and the ground and mission operations.
NASA evaluated Boeing’s safety and mission assurance, avionics and software, International Space Station integration and crew and mission operations plans according to Boeing.
John Mulholland, Boeing vice president and program manager for Commercial Programs, said the ISR established a baseline configuration for the final vehicle design.
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program team participated in the ISR and will soon be advising Boeing on possible alterations.
Boeing provided NASA with safety and mission assurance plans to achieve human spaceflight certification for the CST-100 spacecraft.
NASA was also presented with previous parachute and air bag drops, abort engine firings and wind tunnel tests results during the ISR.
The 21-month CCiCap phase focuses on development milestones for the Commercial Crew program.
Boeing has completed more than 50 milestones in the last two phases of the program, according to NASA.
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