Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine said Starliner is in “stable orbit”, but did not expand on how long it might take to resolve the problem.
“The burn needed for a rendezvous with the ISS did not happen. Working the issue,” he tweeted.
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“Starliner had a Mission Elapsed Time (MET) anomaly causing the spacecraft to believe that it was in an orbital insertion burn, when it was not.”
Nasa toldThe Independentthat more information would be given at a news conference planned for 9. (am ET) 2. (GMT GMT).
Starliner launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday, carrying 437 kilograms of cargo and test equipment. Christmas presents for ISS astronauts are also on board.