Northrop Grumman Tests GEM-63XL Booster for Vulcan

@NorthropGrumman successfully tests its new #GEM63XL booster for @ULALaunch Vulcan-Centaur. The GEM-63XL is the biggest single-case solid-fueled rocket motor ever built. […]

SNC Shooting Star Wins Contract for Unmanned Orbital Outpost

Already earmarked to support @SierraNevCorp Dream Chaser, the Shooting Star has other missions up its sleeve. […]

New-Style Vulcan-Centaur Payload Fairing Arrives in Florida for Test Flight

A new-style payload fairing for ULA’s Vulcan-Centaur rocket has arrived in Florida for a test flight on the Atlas V. […]

First Dream Chaser Gets its Wings and a New Name, 'Tenacity'

Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) has formally named its Dream Chaser spacecraft system as “Tenacity”. Image Credit: SNC

Bad luck, it is said, follows on the heels of a ship with no name. And Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) has finally dispelled the specter of misfortune by officially naming its Dream Chaser vehicle as “Tenacity”. The […]

Dream Chaser on Track for 2021 Debut atop ULA's Second Vulcan Launch

Today Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) held a press conference announcing their selection of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan rocket to launch their reusable Cargo Dream Chaser ‘spaceplane’ on its upcoming uncrewed resupply missions to and from the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA.

Leadership from both companies also shed some light on […]

Dream Chaser Clears Another NASA Review for Inaugural 2021 Launch

America’s next ‘spaceplane’ recently cleared another key NASA review towards flight, checking off the next milestone on Sierra Nevada Corp’s (SNC) journey to launching their first Dream Chaser atop a ULA Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida in 2021.

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Dream Chaser Passes Major NASA Crew Milestone With Latest Flight Test

Dream Chaser landing, free-flight test 2. Photo: NASA

The engineering test article for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser ‘spaceplane’ flew its long-awaited second free flight test on Nov 11, 2017 over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

The company currently holds a multi-billion dollar Commercial Resupply […]

Dream Chaser Flies Long-Awaited Second Free-Flight Test

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser engineering test vehicle at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. Photo Credit: NASA / Ken Ulbrich

The engineering test article for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser ‘spaceplane’ flew its long-awaited second free flight test this weekend (Nov 11, 2017) over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, located at Edwards […]

SNC Announces Expansion of German Aerospace Center Partnership

Credit: German Aerospace Center (DLR)

SPARKS, Nev. (September 28, 2017) — Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today, expanding its relationship with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for further collaboration on space initiatives.

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UN Calls for Interest in Payloads for Dream Chaser Mission

Simonetta Di Pippo and Mark Sirangelo after UNOOSA Call For Interest Announcement. Credits: SNC

This week, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced a call for interest from participating UN Member States to fly 20-30 powered experiments on a future low-Earth orbit (LEO) mission on […]