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 […]

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 […]

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 […]