Rival SpaceX, Boeing, is currently working on a test flight in March 2019.
NASA has announced that the first test flight of the SpaceX Dragon capsule for astronauts will not take place before January 2019.
This decision was made because of joining the International space station.
The company and the space Agency still plans to prepare all systems for launch in December, to a date, which NASA and SpaceX announced earlier. The launch vehicle was moved just a day after Hans Koenigsmann, Vice President of SpaceX on the reliability of the Assembly and of the flight, expressed concern that the complexity of paperwork can create problems.
“The hardware may be ready, but we still have to do some documents for certification,” said, Koenigsmann on Wednesday 3 October in a speech at the 69th International Astronautical Congress in Bremen.
Rival SpaceX, Boeing, is currently working on a test flight in March 2019 in accordance with the current plan.
Each of these two test flights in the first quarter of 2019, will consist of launching an empty capsule, which then disconnects and returns to the Earth as evidence that the system is ready for crew members.
According to the update schedule spaceflight, the liftoff of SpaceX crew currently scheduled for June 2019 and the unit from Boeing in August 2019. NASA announced the crew that will be onboard each flight on 3 August this year.
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