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Offline psloss

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #20 on: 10/20/2012 05:46 PM »
Update from NASA Commercial Crew Program.  Looks like the first free-flight test has slipped from November into next year [my bold]:
Thanks for the pointer and the note.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #21 on: 10/20/2012 06:55 PM »
Update from NASA Commercial Crew Program.  Looks like the first free-flight test has slipped from November into next year [my bold]:



Thanks for the update.  Encouraging progress despite the slip!

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #22 on: 10/29/2012 10:15 PM »
2012 Innovation Expo: Sierra Nevada Corporation

Published on Oct 29, 2012 by NASAKennedy

Merri Sanchez with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) talks to Kennedy Space Center employees about the company's Dream Chaser spacecraft and its partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program to develop America's next-generation crew transportation.

The 2012 Kennedy Space Center Innovation Expo on Sept. 6 was a centerwide event that brought in inspirational speakers from outside companies, gave researchers a chance to show off some of their work and employees the opportunity to see facilities they hadn't viewed before.

The overall goal of the event was to highlight employee innovation and collaboration in everyday work that will help shape the future of Kennedy and the agency.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #23 on: 10/31/2012 03:11 PM »
Here is a article on the flight control simulator for the DC

http://www.winemantech.com/campaign/creating-a-flight-control-simulation-system-for-the-dream-chaser-spacecraft/

some nice pics of the test fixtures and the electronic control rack.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #24 on: 11/07/2012 09:29 PM »
An article in their local newspaper talking about Sierra Nevada getting a new building dedicated to Dreamchaser.  It says that they have hired 30 people and will hire another 80.

Some people think SNC "lost" the CCiCap competition by getting the smallest of the awards but I don't think they could use more money productively.  This looks like a very rapid ramp-up as it is.
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #25 on: 11/12/2012 01:09 PM »
Little trim back as the ones that followed the building news were off topic.

I'm looking to write an article on DC today, by the way.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #26 on: 11/12/2012 01:48 PM »
Little trim back as the ones that followed the building news were off topic.

I'm looking to write an article on DC today, by the way.

Good news Chris.

At the same time I'm quite busy to prepare a presentation about the evolution from HL-20 to the actual Dream Chaser.

Hope to post it here asap.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #27 on: 11/12/2012 04:22 PM »
I'm looking to write an article on DC today, by the way.

Looking forward to it!  I'm very excited by the progress being made on this program!

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #28 on: 11/15/2012 06:59 AM »
For the french users and the english one too, I made a dedicated website for the Dream Chaser :

http://dream-space.fr/

You can use the translate options on the left hand side. That should be not so bad (I mean the translation). That don't user Google but a payware addon which should be better :)

Tell me what do you think about it :)

http://dream-space.fr/

Thanks!
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #29 on: 11/15/2012 07:53 AM »
For the french users and the english one too, I made a dedicated website for the Dream Chaser :

http://dream-space.fr/

You can use the translate options on the left hand side. That should be not so bad (I mean the translation). That don't user Google but a payware addon which should be better :)

Tell me what do you think about it :)

http://dream-space.fr/

Thanks!

Nice graphics and photos.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #30 on: 11/15/2012 11:12 AM »
Nice work Cthulhus!

My next DC article will be soon....the delay is actually a good thing as SNC really are being very helpful, to the point we'll have a new run of articles by the time we've concluded the current conversation.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #31 on: 01/26/2013 12:05 AM »
This has been tweeted by James Dean of Florida Today:

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SNC will host press conference Wednesday "to announce Dream Chaser expansion and Commercial Crew Program update."

https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/294933321195081728
« Last Edit: 01/26/2013 12:12 PM by yg1968 »

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #32 on: 01/26/2013 02:49 AM »
This has been tweeted by James Dean of Florida Today:

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SNC will host press conference Wednesday "to announce Dream Chaser expansion and Commercial Crew Program update."
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Sorry, that should have been "Dream Chaser program expansion and Commercial Crew Program update."
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #33 on: 01/26/2013 04:01 AM »
Yeah, the media were sent out the invite, as we were. That's what the above is.

No webcast.

We have our roving Colorado reporter going to it for NSF. Opportunity to supply good questions on the L2 Dream Chaser section.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #34 on: 01/28/2013 03:04 AM »
This has been tweeted by James Dean of Florida Today:

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SNC will host press conference Wednesday "to announce Dream Chaser expansion and Commercial Crew Program update."

https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/294933321195081728

Wonder if we will finally get to hear where DC processing will occur....

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #35 on: 01/29/2013 10:33 PM »
An article in their local newspaper talking about Sierra Nevada getting a new building dedicated to Dreamchaser.  It says that they have hired 30 people and will hire another 80.

Some people think SNC "lost" the CCiCap competition by getting the smallest of the awards but I don't think they could use more money productively.  This looks like a very rapid ramp-up as it is.

That's a bit harsh, but it's true they were less favored in the awards. However they certainly seem to going ahead at full speed and seem pretty confident.

You have to ask could they really  have a shot at delivering a vehicle at this level of funding?
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #36 on: 01/29/2013 11:24 PM »
This has been tweeted by James Dean of Florida Today:

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SNC will host press conference Wednesday "to announce Dream Chaser expansion and Commercial Crew Program update."

https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/294933321195081728

Wonder if we will finally get to hear where DC processing will occur....

Is this the right place to build a list of questions?
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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #37 on: 01/30/2013 03:39 PM »
Douglas Messier ‏@spacecom Jeff Foust @jeff_foust tweeting notes from the SNC presser. I'll get an article worked on it.

I'm recording it and Lee Jay is there for NSF (using questions from L2).

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #38 on: 01/30/2013 03:42 PM »
Next DC test in "just a few weeks". Runway landing, at Dryden.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #39 on: 01/30/2013 03:44 PM »
Shipping in two weeks. Flight test 6-8 weeks. Released from a helicopter.

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