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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #780 on: 11/11/2017 10:21 PM »
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More on today's Dream Chaser flight:

 - Supposed to be Press Release today but "slow about such things;"
 - Video is _awesome_ but if/when to release unclear.

Come on #SierraNevada!

https://twitter.com/TheLurioReport/status/929488553255604224

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #781 on: 11/12/2017 12:09 AM »
SNC confirms a successful test. Still waiting for the full report.

https://twitter.com/b0yle/status/929499540792553472

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.@SierraNevCorp confirms that it has good news relating to #DreamChaser space plane testing. Full report coming soon.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #782 on: 11/12/2017 12:48 AM »
And here's the official SNC tweet with photos: https://twitter.com/SierraNevCorp/status/929525013274923008

SNC is proud to announce the Dream Chaser® spacecraft had a successful free-flight test today @EdwardsAFB, with support of @NASAArmstrong. The Dream Chaser had a beautiful flight and landing!

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #783 on: 11/12/2017 01:03 AM »
https://twitter.com/SierraNevCorp/status/929527465646739456

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On Monday SNC will share more information, photos and video from today's Dream Chaser free-flight test at @EdwardsAFB.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #784 on: 11/12/2017 01:03 AM »
Dream Chaser wheels stop... Congratulations to all the teams, well done! :)
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #785 on: 11/12/2017 01:10 AM »
Congrats to SNC!!!!!! Take Sunday off, you've earned it.


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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #786 on: 11/12/2017 01:18 AM »

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #787 on: 11/12/2017 06:40 AM »
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On Monday SNC will share more information, photos and video from today's Dream Chaser free-flight test at @EdwardsAFB.

https://twitter.com/sierranevcorp/status/929527465646739456

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #788 on: 11/13/2017 02:43 PM »
Reminder: Video and additional info release today! Everybody put your feelers out...
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #789 on: 11/13/2017 02:55 PM »
Reminder: Video and additional info release today! Everybody put your feelers out...

Chris and I should both get them later today.  I just got confirmation that I will, at least.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #790 on: 11/13/2017 03:07 PM »
Reminder: Video and additional info release today! Everybody put your feelers out...

Chris and I should both get them later today.  I just got confirmation that I will, at least.

I need a sticker for my hangar toolbox, if they're giving them out.

And Yes, I'm jealous!!!!
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #792 on: 11/13/2017 08:10 PM »
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Mark Sirangelo, Sierra Nevada Corp., on media call: successful flight test Saturday a signal our program has moved closer to operations and orbital flight.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/930179747421786112

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Sirangelo: initial analysis of data indicates we met or exceeded requirements for the milestone under NASA CCiCap award.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/930180196677844997

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Sirangelo: released from altitude of 12,324 ft, flight time of 60 seconds. Top speed of 330 mph.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/930180587280846849

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#DreamChaser touchdown at about 191 mph on concrete runway 22L. Veterans Day & 40 years since space shuttle Enterprise test flights.

https://twitter.com/spacecom/status/930180783158857728

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #793 on: 11/13/2017 08:10 PM »
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Check out this video! The Dream Chaser® spacecraft completed an approach and landing test on Saturday at @EdwardsAFB, with support from @NASAArmstrong.

https://twitter.com/sierranevcorp/status/930180794428952576

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #794 on: 11/13/2017 08:37 PM »

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #795 on: 11/13/2017 10:17 PM »
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Join us tomorrow at 4 p.m. MT for a live free-flight Q&A.

https://twitter.com/SierraNevCorp/status/930209924713508864

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #796 on: 11/13/2017 11:36 PM »

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #797 on: 11/14/2017 03:09 AM »
same as above but only on YouTube...

Dream Chaser spacecraft Free Flight Test, 11 November 2017

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Published on Nov 13, 2017


Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser spacecraft underwent a successful free-flight test on 11 November 2017 at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 program, the Dream Chaser is preparing to deliver cargo to the International Space Station beginning in 2019.

Credit: NASA/Sierra Nevada Corporation
Dream Chaser spacecraft Free Flight Test 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q8tGVUnoZg?t=001

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #798 on: 11/14/2017 02:52 PM »
Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Free-Flight Test Data Sheet:

Date: Saturday, November 11th 2017
Lift-off time: 8:30 am PT
Release time: 09:41 am PT
Release altitude: 12,324 feet, mean sea level
Release equivalent air speed: 66 miles per hour
Release angle of attack: -2.17 degrees
Release angle of sideslip: -0.76 degrees
Maximum speed: 330 miles per hour
Maximum angle of attack in flight: 16.5 degrees
Dream Chaser time in glide: approx. 60 seconds
Dream Chaser horizontal glide distance: 16,217 feet
Dream Chaser touch down time: 09:42 am PT
Landing speed: 191 miles per hour
Landing touchdown point: 1,250 feet down runway
Landing rollout distance: 4,200 feet
Helicopter type: Columbia Helicopters Model 234-UT Chinook
Length of helicopter suspension system: 200 feet
Runway: Edwards Air Force Base Runway 22 Left
Vehicle length: 30 feet long

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #799 on: 11/14/2017 10:44 PM »
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Join us tomorrow at 4 p.m. MT for a live free-flight Q&A.

https://twitter.com/SierraNevCorp/status/930209924713508864

This is happening now by the way. I have asked a few questions myself.

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