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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #40 on: 01/30/2013 03:49 PM »
Lockheed have joined SNC to help with the certification as an exclusive partner and will use LM facilities, including MAF.

That's the big announcement.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #41 on: 01/30/2013 03:50 PM »
from Douglas Messier ‏@spacecom

Sirangelo: Adding LockMart to the Dream Chaser shuttle program....

   

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #42 on: 01/30/2013 03:51 PM »
Douglas Messier ‏@spacecom

Bringing in LockMart will leverage company's work with both Orion and its aircraft operations. Expansion includes LockMart manufacturing

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #43 on: 01/30/2013 03:53 PM »
Woah! That's some big name support / big money support for this program! Awesome news!

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #44 on: 01/30/2013 03:55 PM »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust

Jim Crocker, Lockheed Martin: we will have dozens of people who will be helping on the Dream Chaser certification work.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #45 on: 01/30/2013 04:01 PM »
Douglas Messier ‏@spacecom

Michelle from the Governor's Office has now finished up. Sirangelo is now thanking the press corps. #SNC

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #46 on: 01/30/2013 04:02 PM »
Heh, Lee Jay gets the first question :)

Flight tests will last 30-40 seconds (drop and land on the runway). Then aero data on next tests. (Two to five flights).

Then on the Flight Test Vehicle - piloted.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #47 on: 01/30/2013 04:02 PM »
ouglas Messier ‏@spacecom

Sirangelo #SNC: Will do a number of flight tests, not a fixed number. continue to test til we get to a place of being comfortable.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #48 on: 01/30/2013 04:05 PM »
Douglas Messier ‏@spacecom

Voss #SNC: Will use engineering model and then a second Dream Chaser (which LM is helping on) for more tests, including piloted.

Voss: First flight and then between 2 and 5 more flights to get all the data we need.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #49 on: 01/30/2013 04:05 PM »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust

Sirangelo won't disclose specific value of LM deal, but calls it "significant multimillion dollar contract".

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #50 on: 01/30/2013 04:06 PM »
Douglas Messier ‏@spacecom

Crocker: LM was competitively selected for partnership, can leverage deep knowledge of composites for aircraft, spacecraft. #snc

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #51 on: 01/30/2013 04:07 PM »
Douglas Messier ‏@spacecom

Sirangelo: Will be testing orbital vehicle within a couple of years. #SNC NASA expects to choose providers in 2017.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #52 on: 01/30/2013 04:08 PM »
Douglas Messier ‏@spacecom

Sirangelo #SNC: Baselining 25 to 30 mission life to Dream Chaser, possibly more. We'll build as many vehicles as needed for market.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #53 on: 01/30/2013 04:09 PM »
LockMart definitely knows what the heck they're doing. Very good choice.

Dreamchaser's stock went up in my book.
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #54 on: 01/30/2013 04:14 PM »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust

Voss: we're right on schedule for our CCiCap milestones, actually under budget.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #55 on: 01/30/2013 04:20 PM »
Douglas Messier ‏@spacecom

Sirangelo: Could fly orbital tourists on Dream Chaser. #SNC

Sirangelo, #SNC: Dream Chaser could act as a science platform unmanned, satellite servicing, missions involving changes of orbit

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #56 on: 01/30/2013 04:22 PM »
Douglas Messier ‏@spacecom

Sirangelo #SNC: Could provide services to other nations that want space programs but won't or can't invest the money in own capability.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #57 on: 01/30/2013 04:27 PM »
Lockheed Martin ‏@LockheedMartin

We’re joining Sierra Nevada Corp’s Dream Chaser team. Learn about our new role on this next-gen spacecraft

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #58 on: 01/30/2013 04:28 PM »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust

Sirangelo: Lockheed a sub under SNC's CPC contract for certification work; separate contract for work as part of CCICap award.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #59 on: 01/30/2013 04:29 PM »

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