Tag Archives: Sierra Nevada

Air Force Taps Sierra Nevada and Embraer Defense & Security for Additional A-29 Aircraft

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Embraer Defense & Security have received orders from the U.S. Air Force to deliver six additional A-29 Super Tucano aircraft in support of the A-29 Afghanistan Program. Embraer said Wednesday the aircraft units will be manufactured in  Jacksonville, Florida. The addition brings the program’s total aircraft count to 26. The A-29 is a light …

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6 Companies to Build Deep Space Habitat Prototypes Under NASA Program

Six companies aim to build ground prototypes of deep space habitat concepts through NASA‘s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 program. NASA said Friday prototypes from Bigelow Aerospace, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, Sierra Nevada Corp. and NanoRacks will help the agency assess configurations of proposed habitats and support tests that will validate standards and common …

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MDA to Deliver Comms Subsystem for Sierra Nevada Cargo Delivery Spacecraft

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has secured a multimillion dollar contract from Sierra Nevada Corp. to deliver a communications subsystem for spacecraft SNC is developing under NASA‘s Commercial Resupply Services-2 program. MDA said Wednesday its communications subsystem will work to provide on-board communication signal processing support for the Dream Chaser spacecraft. Dream Chaser is slated …

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Navy Extends Sierra Nevada’s Countermeasure Transmitter Support Contract

Sierra Nevada has received a one-year, $31 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue to supply and support countermeasure transmitters designed for explosive ordnance disposal personnel. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification exercises option year six and extend the ordering period of a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for AN/PLT-5 electronic jamming systems. Sierra Nevada …

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Lockheed Tests Second Trainer Aircraft for Air Force T-X Competition

Lockheed Martin has conducted the first flight test of a second trainer aircraft that the company plans to offer in the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer competition. The company said Monday the demonstration of its second production-ready T-50A  aircraft occurred in Greenville, South Carolina, where Lockheed’s final assembly and checkout facility is located. T-50A …

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NanoRacks-ULA-Space Systems Loral Team to Study Rocket Conversion Into Space Habitats

A team comprised of NanoRacks, Space Systems Loral and United Launch Alliance will study the feasibility of converting rocket upper stages into habitats for low-Earth orbit and deep-space missions under a contract awarded by NASA. The Ixion Initiative Team aims to help NASA address risks associated with modules that are built on the ground and launched …

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NASA OKs Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser Implementation Plan for ISS Cargo Flights

NASA has approved Sierra Nevada Corp.’s full program implementation plan for the company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft that is contracted for at least six cargo delivery services to and from the International Space Station between 2019 and 2024. SNC said Monday that NASA evaluated the company’s design, development, test and evaluation methods in efforts …

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