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Boeing Starliner launch faces further delays

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Washington (AFP) – Boeing’s troubled Starliner spaceship could be set for further delays after the company said Thursday it was working to solve problems with the propulsion system. The spaceship’s latest launch date on August 4 was cancelled over propulsion issues, and it remains unclear when the next test flight will be scheduled. “Over the past couple of days, our team has taken the necessary time to safely access and test the affected valves, and not let the launch window dictate our pace,” said John Vollmer, Starliner vice president and program manager. The glitch is the latest to delay d…

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