Category Archives: Sierra Nevada Corporation

Midland International Air & Space Port certified for Dream Chaser !

Sierra Nevada Corporation is keeping strong its leading position on the market of civilian spaceplanes - in fact at the moment there is no potential competition, which could interrupt SNC in creating monopoly on this segment of space market. But Sierra Nevada is not going to rest on laurels and is still continuing campaign for…
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UN space mission already in 2021 !

First mission will serve as opportunity for developing to send to space their own scientific or research experiments. Payload will be delivered to Low Earth Orbit inside cargo section of Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser; is it beginning of new truly international space agency? Sierra Nevada Corporation management can be satisfied. Their Dream Chaser spaceplane, which…
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Next phase of Dream Chaser in flight tests will start soon

It is important moment for Sierra Nevada Corporation and whole CRS2 program. Full scale test model of their Dream Chaser spacecraft will enter soon next phase of flight tests. According to Sierra Nevada yesterday Dream Chaser became ready to be transported for next flight tests necessary to pass certification for missions under Commercial Resupply Services 2…
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Sierra Nevada is planning next flights of Dream Chaser already in 2016 !

Sierra Nevada Corporation with their Dream Chaser reached next milestone of CRS2 contract and is planning resuming flights of its spaceplane later this year. Company announced on July 11, 2016 on their website about acquiring NASA approval for design, development, test and evaluation program of Dream Chaser. Plans were prepared as ISS Integration Certification Milestone 1,…
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Sierra Nevada Corporation with Dream Chaser enters to international market !

According to previous information about possible offering Dream Chaser spaceplane on international markets, Sierra Nevada announced on June 28, 2016, about starting cooperation with United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). It seems that 2016 is lucky for Sierra Nevada Corporation. First, on January 2016, Company was chosen along with orbital ATK and SpaceX, as…
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Cooperation between competitors – Sierra Nevada grabbed contract from Orbital ATK

On 1 March 2016 Sierra Nevada Corporation announced about acquiring contract for providing Passive Common Berthing Mechanisms (PCBM) for Cygnus spacecrafts made by Orbital ATK. Both Companies were recently granted with NASA Commercial Resupply Services 2 contracts what means that they remain potential competitors in resupply mission for International Space Station. Now, after SNC announcement it…
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Cygnus contaminated with black mold, OA-6 mission delayed

During control of cargo which should be lifted by Cygnus spacecraft to International Space Station, mold contamination was spotted. Mission is delayed, with NET status, for 20 March 2016. Commercial supply missions for International Space Station could be considered as nothing unusual, they just became ordinary part of space launch schedule. Serious failures, like supply mission…
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Sierra Nevada in CRS 2 – first space plane will reach ISS on 2019 !

NASA announced on their press conference on 14 January 2016 about awards for CRS 2 contract for resupply missions to ISS. Sierra Nevada is awarded along with Orbital ATK and SpaceX. Great news for Sierra Nevada Corporation - their Dream Chaser (more about this space plane You can read here) space plane will be one…
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