Dream Chaser after another tow test

Sierra Nevada is still working on their Dream Chaser spacecraft. As Company has not yet built space certified version, work is still in progress – on Monday 17 July, Dream Chaser passed successfully another tow test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air Force Base, California. It is important step before planned for […]

First approach for launch of Pegasus XL with eight CYGNSS satellites without success

Planned launch of Pegasus XL rocket was scrubbed today due the technical problems and poor weather. It passed over 25 years since 1990, when Orbital ATK presented their Pegasus  rocket system. Launched from the flying mother plane, rocket was sign of possible change of approach to easy access to space. After all these years rockets […]

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 […]

Sierra Nevada Corporation after glide test flight of Dream Chaser space plane

Dream Chaser passed one form most important glide test flights in 2017. Today SNC performed another test flight of their Dream Chaser space plane. Lifted by CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter (Columbia 234-U) which took off from Runway 22L at Edwards Air Force Base and delivered to altitude of 3810 m, Dream Chaser was dropped and performed […]

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 […]

Virgin Galactic with FAA operator’s license !

Virgin Galactic was awarded recently by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation with operator’s license for their SpaceShipTwo. Virgin announced about FAA certification on August 1, 2016. This is crucial moment for Virgin Galactic – their effort was awarded and now Company is able to start commercial flights with their space plane. Designed by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Orbital ATK and SpaceX awarded with contracts for EELV propulsion

US Air Force decided about awarding Orbital ATK and SpaceX with contracts for new propulsion for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). New technologies are closing. After decision of continuing developing American made engine for future launch vehicles, new funds were again assigned. After awarding Aerojet Rocketdyne, Northrop Grumman and Orbital ATK (You can read more here and here) just […]