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  • Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser to provide access to space for countries worldwide

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 29th, 2016

    Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser winged spacecraft could be soon flying under a United Nations (UN) agenda. On Tuesday, June 28, the Sparks, Nevada-based company announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to provide affordable opportunities for UN member states in order to conduct experiments in space.

  • Sierra Nevada encouraging spaceport development with new program

    Joe LatrellSeptember 12th, 2015

    Sierra Nevada Corporation has created a new initiative to help the development of landing sites for its Dream Chaser spacecraft. The program is called the Dream Chaser Preferred Landing Site Program. It offers assistance to spaceports and airports that may become designated landing locations for the Dream Chaser.

  • Touchdown! SNC inks agreement for Dream Chaser to land at Ellington Airport

    Jason RhianMarch 25th, 2015

    Not being selected to proceed under NASA’s Commercial Crew transportation Capability has not slowed the manufacturers of the Dream Chaser space plane down one bit. Sierra Nevada Corporation announced on Tuesday, March 24, that it had entered into an agreement to have an uncrewed version of Dream Chaser land at Ellington Airport’s Spaceport. SNC signed this agreement […]

  • CRS 2 contract sees new Lockheed Martin spacecraft, Dream Chaser reborn

    Jason RhianMarch 21st, 2015

    When Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane was not selected under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP), it was viewed by many as the “death of a dream”. The play on words was not only a bit heavy, but also it appears to have been premature. Not only has the European Space Agency and Japan […]

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation transfers operation of six Orbital satellites to ORBCOMM

    Press ReleaseDecember 28th, 2014

    The first six satellites of the ORBCOMM Generation Two (OG2) constellation, designed and built by Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems, have completed all on-orbit checkout procedures, culminating in the transfer of operations from SNC to ORBCOMM in mid-September. The six satellites have already begun providing greater network efficiency for ORBCOMM’s global customers.

  • NASA proceeds with Commercial Crew contracts despite Sierra Nevada Corporation’s protest

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 11th, 2014

    NASA decided on Thursday, Oct. 8, to proceed with the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap ) contracts awarded to The Boeing Company and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX ) notwithstanding the bid protest filed at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) by Sierra Nevada Corporation.

  • Sierra Nevada unveils new plan for Dream Chaser at 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014

    Jason RhianSeptember 30th, 2014

    Fresh off the announcement that the Dream Chaser spacecraft would not proceed to the Commercial Crew transportation Capability (CCtCap) phase of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Dream Chaser’s manufacturer announced it will be offering up mini shuttle to other investors. The company recently unveiled its Global Project spaceflight program at the 65th […]