Sierra Nevada Hits New Milestone for Dream Chaser Spacecraft Dev’t Under NASA CRS-2 Contract

Development of a Sierra Nevada Corp. spacecraft reached another milestone when the company completed a key performance check under the Commercial Resupply Services Contract 2 with NASA.

SNC said Thursday the Dream Chaser team demonstrated its ability to perform ground and flight operations to pass the agency's Integrated Review Milestone 5.

The latest assessment indicates that the company remains on schedule to launch its first CRS-2 mission to the International Space Station in spring 2021.

"It shows we can operate the Dream Chaser from the ground, including getting critical science in and out of the vehicle,” said John Curry, a program director at SNC’s space systems business.

The multimission space utility vehicle underwent milestone tests at a company facility in Colorado and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center provided data from the 2017 free-flight test of Dream Chaser.

Check Also

Michael Dallara COO Evoke Consulting

Michael Dallara Takes COO Role at Evoke Consulting

Michael Dallara, a 25-year GovCon and technology services industry veteran, has joined Evoke Consulting as chief operating officer. He will oversee business operations and service delivery activities under his new role.


Carahsoft Brings Wasabi Cloud Storage to Gov’t Market

Carahsoft Technology and Wasabi have partnered to offer the latter's cloud storage service to agencies via the former's government contracts and reseller partners.

Eric Stallmer EVP Voyager Space

Eric Stallmer Named Gov’t Affairs, Public Policy EVP at Voyager Space

Eric Stallmer, president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, has been named executive vice president of government affairs and public policy at Voyager Space Holdings. He will oversee Voyager’s government relations and help establish public-private partnerships to grow commercial space capabilities through the company’s Washington D.C. office.