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NASA has announced that a reusable, multi-mission orbital vehicle by Sierra Nevada Corp. is now ready for full-scale manufacturing and testing after passing an integration review validating its design performance. The company said Tuesday it has already started integrating critical parts of the Dream Chaser spacecraft, including major structural components, thermal protection system tiles and […] More
Aerojet Rocketdyne and Sierra Nevada Corp. have concluded a four-month study that focused on modifying advanced solar electric propulsion vehicle concepts for future human exploration missions and deep space habitation. Sacramento, Calif.-based Aerojet said Wednesday it supplemented Sierra Nevada’s Lunar Gateway concept with an SEP module for the Power and Propulsion Element study under NASA’s Next […] More
Sierra Nevada Corp. has received a five-year, $47M contract to provide sustainment support and other services for the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s Tactical Radio Application Extension and Android TRAX software. The company will help USSOCOM maintain, integrate, demonstrate and manage the performance of fielded systems, as well as train field service representatives under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity […] More
Sierra Nevada Corp. has received a one-year, $19.9 million contract modification to provide additional services for the U.S. Air Force’s aircraft precision strike package. The Air Force exercised an option under a previously awarded contract that covers PSP logistics support for the Lockheed Martin-built AC-130J and AC-130W platforms, the Defense Department said Tuesday. DoD noted the latest award brings the contract’s […] More
Sierra Nevada Corp. has achieved a contractual milestone with NASA for the company-built Dream Chaser spacecraft after a test vehicle completed a free-flight test in November. SNC said Friday Dream Chaser cleared Milestone 4B under the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability contract, confirming that the spacecraft is designed to perform safe runway landings from space to Earth. NASA’s Commercial […] More
Sierra Nevada Corp. has conducted a free flight test of a spacecraft designed to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract. The Dream Chaser test spacecraft was air-lifted by a Columbia 234-UT Chinook helicopter before the space vehicle performed a pre-planned flight and autonomous landing operation […] More
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 attack aircraft that employs electronic, […] More
Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Sierra Nevada Corp. have submitted proposals to the U.S. Air Force to compete for a program to replace the service’s UH-1N Huey helicopters that work to secure intercontinental ballistic missile sites, National Defense reported Monday. The Boeing-Leonardo team and Lockheed’s Sikorsky subsidiary submitted their bids in September for the Huey replacement program […] More
A Sierra Nevada Corp-built spacecraft has been subjected to a captive carry test at NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center under the second phase of flight tests designed to prepare the vehicle for a future orbital flight. SNC said Wednesday Dream Chaser tests are part of a Space Act Agreement the company and the space agency signed through the Commercial […] More
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 to perform six cargo delivery missions […] More
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