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Sierra Nevada-Embraer Team to Join Air Force Light Attack Aircraft Demo

The U.S. Air Force has invited a team composed of Sierra Nevada and Embraer‘s defense and security business to participate in the service branch’s OA-X light attack aircraft demonstration in July at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Sierra Nevada said Friday the two companies will jointly showcase the A-29 Super Tucano light air support aircraft at …

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Sierra Nevada-UN Partnership Targets 2021 Launch of Multicountry Microgravity Mission

A partnership between Sierra Nevada Corp. and the United Nations’ Office for Outer Space Affairs aims to launch microgravity payloads from UN member states aboard the company-built Dream Chaser spacecraft by 2021. The U.N. said Tuesday the collaborative effort aims to give developing nations an opportunity to build and deploy payloads into orbit and that all member nations will …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Power System for Sierra Nevada’s ISS Transportation Spacecraft

Sierra Nevada Corporation has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a contract to provide an electrical power system for the former’s Dream Chaser commercial spacecraft designated by NASA to transport cargo to and from the International Space Station. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday it will design, create, test and install the electrical power system onto Dream Chaser as …

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Sierra Nevada Completes Initial Hardware Tests on Dream Chaser Test Vehicle

Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed updates and initial hardware tests on the Dream Chaser flight test vehicle as part of the company’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract with NASA. The company said Thursday it will ship the test vehicle to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center to undergo a second phase of flight tests that will involve tow-tests, pre-flight ground evaluations …

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John Olson Appointed Sierra Nevada Space Systems VP

John Olson, Ph.D., a 25-year federal government and aerospace veteran, has been appointed vice president of space systems at Sierra Nevada Corp. He will work to oversee development initiatives, international affairs and government dealings for a commercial space project the company is working on for NASA, SNC said Monday. SNC …

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