This Boeing graphic reveals a crucial second within the Starliner OFT-2 mission when the spacecraft executed a so-called „orbital insertion burn“ about 31 minutes after launch.
The maneuver was key for Starliner as a way to attain its supposed orbit. Software program points prevented the OFT-1 Starliner mission from reaching orbit throughout this section of the flight, so the truth that OFT-2’s burn went effectively was a serious milestone.
In the course of the maneuver, two of 10 thrusters on Starliner did fail and Boeing engineers aren’t certain why, however they’re investigating the problem. The eight different thrusters have been in a position to compensate for the drop out and it’s not anticipated to publish a problem for docking and the remainder of the mission.