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Dream Chaser Spaceplane November 2016 Launch
2014-01-23 15:50:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced plans to launch a test flight of its Dream Chaser spaceplane in November 2016. The vehicle is expected to liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After circling our planet in low-Earth orbit, the vehicle will return to the Kennedy Space Center and land on the same landing strip used by the space shuttle program. “Today we are very proud to...

Unmanned Dream Chaser Test Flight Successful, Despite Crash Landing
2013-10-30 07:00:34

[ Watch the Video: Dream Chaser Unmanned Flight Suffers Crash Landing ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a series of successful ground and captive-carry tests with its flagship Dream Chaser commercial space taxi, Sierra Nevada Corp.’s (SNC) latest experiment, falls short of perfection. On Saturday, October 26, SNC’s Dream Chaser was airlifted by helicopter to launch altitude for what was a largely successful automated test flight. However, as the...

2013-08-22 23:02:04

Today Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser® spacecraft successfully completed a full-scale captive-carry test. Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 Today Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser® spacecraft successfully completed a full-scale captive-carry test. The test in which the Dream Chaser was carried under an Erickson Air-Crane helicopter was conducted at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The captive-carry test was performed...

2013-08-22 20:20:23

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Louisville, Colo., successfully completed a captive-carry test of the Dream Chaser spacecraft Thursday, Aug. 22, at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During the two-hour test, an Erickson Air-Crane helicopter picked up a test version of the Dream Chaser flight vehicle and flew it a distance of...

2013-08-19 23:03:56

Last week, NASA announced that it has added additional milestones to Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser® Space Act Agreement (SAA) under the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative. Sparks, NV (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Last week, NASA announced that it has added additional milestones to Sierra Nevada Corporation's(SNC) Dream Chaser® Space Act Agreement (SAA) under the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative. NASA amended...

Dream Chaser Ground Tests
2013-08-15 10:17:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Dream Chaser spacecraft is progressing as expected through ground tests at a California facility, NASA announced this week. Developed by the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Dream Chaser is described as a spaceplane capable of flying at sub-orbital and orbital altitudes. The space agency has plans to use the craft for sending personnel and supplies to and from the International Space Station. Earlier this month, the Dream Chaser...

2013-08-13 23:01:12

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the completion of the Dream Chaser® Space System tow testing at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. Sparks, NV (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the completion of the Dream Chaser® Space System tow testing at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The ground tow tests were conducted in preparation for the upcoming approach and landing test scheduled for the third...

SNC Dream Chaser Testing Begins At NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center
2013-05-16 08:00:03

NASA Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems Dream Chaser flight vehicle arrived at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., Wednesday to begin tests of its flight and runway landing systems. The tests are part of pre-negotiated, paid-for-performance milestones with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), which is facilitating U.S.-led companies' development of spacecraft and rockets that can launch from American soil. The overall goal of CCP is to achieve safe,...

2013-05-15 20:20:18

EDWARDS, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems Dream Chaser flight vehicle arrived at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., Wednesday to begin tests of its flight and runway landing systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The tests are part of pre-negotiated, paid-for-performance milestones with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), which is facilitating U.S.-led companies'...

2013-05-15 16:20:22

HAMPTON, Va., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of NASA astronauts will be at NASA's Langley Research Center this week to fly in a simulator that is being used to help evaluate the subsonic handling characteristics of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems' Dream Chaser spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The simulation is of an approach to - and landing at - Edwards Air Force Base in California - the final 10,000 feet and 60 seconds...