The Federal Aviation Administration has come up with a project website to inform the public about the proposed plan of a Sierra Nevada subsidiary to use the Space Florida Shuttle Landing Facility in Titusville, Florida, for reentry operations of its Dream Chaser vehicle.
FAA said Friday Dream Chaser is a reusable reentry spaceplane from Sierra Space, which has a contract with NASA to transport supplies to and from the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services 2 program.
The agency said Sierra Space’s project is in the pre-application consultation phase. FAA will kick off the license assessment process once it secures the company’s license application. The process will include safety, payload, environmental impacts, financial responsibility and airspace integration reviews in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and FAA regulations.
Dream Chaser would take off aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from a different location.