TECH Boeing's Starliner lands after heading off course in orbit

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Boeing's Starliner lands after heading off course in orbit

AP

02:16, December 23, 2019

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will carry supplies to the International Space Station lifts off from complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Photo: AP)

WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- Boeing's Starliner spacecraft landed on Sunday morning in the U.S. state of New Mexico after it scrapped a plan to dock with the International Space Station due to an orbit insertion anomaly, NASA live broadcast showed.

The spacecraft touched down at 7:58 am at White Sands Missile Range, a military testing area, according to NASA.

The crew capsule, lifted off on Friday, went out of its planned orbit after separation with the rocket, resulting in a cut-short unmanned mission.


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