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Sierra Space
« on: 04/14/2021 11:22 am »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1382289004855492608

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Sierra Nevada Corporation is creating Sierra Space, an independent commercial space company, with a portfolio that totals $3 billion in active contracts, reports @MorganLBrennan:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/14/billionaire-owned-sierra-nevada-corp-creating-new-space-company-to-bet-on-a-low-earth-orbit-economy.html

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Billionaire-owned Sierra Nevada Corp. creating new space company to bet on a low-Earth orbit economy
PUBLISHED WED, APR 14 20217:00 AM EDT
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Privately held Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is creating Sierra Space, an independent commercial space company.

Sparks, Nevada-based Sierra is 100% owned by husband and wife team, Fatih and Eren Ozmen, Turkish immigrants-turned-billionaires.

“We envision a vibrant low-Earth orbit economy with fleets of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, a commercial space station, expandable LIFE habitats that can travel to the moon and Mars, and critical infrastructure like power generation, propulsion, and environmental systems,” according to an internal email with the announcement viewed by CNBC.
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Re: Sierra Space commercial space company
« Reply #1 on: 04/14/2021 12:00 pm »
twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1382296471580651521

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Sierra Nevada Corp. will spin off its Space Systems division into an independent company, Sierra Space, over the next several months. It projects current revenues of $400M/yr to grow by 10x in the next 5-10 years.

https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1382302400824840194

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Part of Sierra Nevada may be preparing to go SPAC. Worth noting that the projected revenues are largely based on securing future NASA contracts for Dream Chaser and habitats. Certainly no guarantee of that.

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Re: Sierra Space commercial space company
« Reply #2 on: 04/14/2021 04:50 pm »
SPAC if SS  is one way to obtain large funding need for orbital projects while keeping SNC 100% privately owned.

SNC doesn't necessarily need to give up DC and habitat technolgy to SS. Maybe case of   SS contracting SNC to supply DCs and habitats.

« Last Edit: 04/14/2021 05:09 pm by TrevorMonty »

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Re: Sierra Space commercial space company
« Reply #3 on: 04/14/2021 04:54 pm »
From CNBC article

“We have this vision…we may get there sooner than later…if we leverage some of the capital markets. There is that excitement that one cannot ignore, whether SPACs, I mean valuations are top levels, investment is record levels,” added Fatih, who is CEO of SNC, during that same interview.

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Re: Sierra Space commercial space company
« Reply #4 on: 05/31/2022 04:51 pm »
Great alliance...

https://twitter.com/SierraSpaceCo/status/1531666964120317956

I hope they make an IPO soon...
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Re: Sierra Space commercial space company
« Reply #5 on: 05/31/2022 05:41 pm »
Great alliance...

https://twitter.com/SierraSpaceCo/status/1531666964120317956

I hope they make an IPO soon...

This is great news for Spirit team in Wichita, hopefully becomes of something.

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #6 on: 05/31/2022 07:13 pm »
This explains Spirit for those of us who've never heard of them. Their revenue for 2021 was $4B, been hit hard by their involvement in 737 program.


Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial airplanes, defense platforms, and business/regional jets. With expertise in aluminum and advanced composite manufacturing solutions, the company’s core products include fuselages, integrated wings and wing components, pylons, and nacelles. We are leveraging decades of design and manufacturing expertise to be the most innovative and reliable supplier of military aerostructures, and specialty high-temperature materials, enabling warfighters to execute complex, critical missions. Spirit also serves the aftermarket for commercial and business/regional jets. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit has facilities in the U.S., U.K., France, Malaysia and Morocco. More information is available at www.spiritaero.com.

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #7 on: 06/14/2022 08:44 pm »
Looks like we now know the company behind the astronaut training complex I wrote about last year..

https://twitter.com/baserunner0723/status/1536741436510674944

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #10 on: 06/29/2022 07:50 pm »
https://spacenews.com/sierra-space-signs-agreement-with-turkish-space-agency/

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Sierra Space signs agreement with Turkish Space Agency

WASHINGTON — Sierra Space announced an agreement with the Turkish Space Agency and an affiliated company June 29 that could lead to cooperation on human spaceflight and lunar missions.

Sierra Space said it signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Turkish Space Agency and ESEN Sistem Entegrasyon, a Turkish company affiliated with Sierra Nevada Corporation, spanning a broad range of potential partnerships among the organizations that could include use of Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser spacecraft and inflatable modules it is developing for the Orbital Reef space station.
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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #11 on: 06/29/2022 10:41 pm »
https://spacenews.com/sierra-space-signs-agreement-with-turkish-space-agency/

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Sierra Space signs agreement with Turkish Space Agency

WASHINGTON — Sierra Space announced an agreement with the Turkish Space Agency and an affiliated company June 29 that could lead to cooperation on human spaceflight and lunar missions.

Sierra Space said it signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Turkish Space Agency and ESEN Sistem Entegrasyon, a Turkish company affiliated with Sierra Nevada Corporation, spanning a broad range of potential partnerships among the organizations that could include use of Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser spacecraft and inflatable modules it is developing for the Orbital Reef space station.
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Is Turkey (TSA) going to functionally try have a national space station via outsourcing to Orbital Reef, rather than doing something with ESA?

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #12 on: 06/30/2022 12:49 am »
It's actually TUA, Türkiye Uzay Ajansı, and my pure guess is that they will rent space in modules and buy seats on Dream Chasers as needed. Minimizes their capital outlay.
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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #13 on: 07/29/2022 08:28 pm »
It's actually TUA, Türkiye Uzay Ajansı, and my pure guess is that they will rent space in modules and buy seats on Dream Chasers as needed. Minimizes their capital outlay.
Doubt that this cooperation will result in anything other than to bring the first Turkish astronaut to space in some sort of a short patriotic mission.
I've been hearing about Turks ramping up their space game for about 20 years now and still they haven't achieved anything notable.
Not to mention that currently Turkiye's economy is in pretty bad shape.

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #15 on: 08/06/2022 05:33 am »
Ah! Once again there are predictions of a dreaded "gap."

Quote from: Tom Vice, CEO of Sierra Space
The future of the ISS and the risk of a gap for continued U.S. presence in LEO have garnered headlines for months.

We must not lose sight, however, of the biggest and most concerning risk to the United States’ leadership in the commercial orbital age: China.

[...] China is showing no sign of slowing down and, in fact, could outpace the rest of the world in space transportation and LEO infrastructure.

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #16 on: 08/23/2022 12:16 pm »
It's actually TUA, Türkiye Uzay Ajansı, and my pure guess is that they will rent space in modules and buy seats on Dream Chasers as needed. Minimizes their capital outlay.
Doubt that this cooperation will result in anything other than to bring the first Turkish astronaut to space in some sort of a short patriotic mission.
I've been hearing about Turks ramping up their space game for about 20 years now and still they haven't achieved anything notable.
Not to mention that currently Turkiye's economy is in pretty bad shape.

For first Turkish astronaut, agency works with Axiom Space. They plan to buy a seat (actually they are at the signing the contract stage) from the Ax-3 mission.

This cooperation is about the future plans of the agency. Using Dreamchaser as an unmanned temp. station for longer duration experiments, using LIFE module for long duration human presence and creating commerce between Turkish spacetech companies and Sierra Space. 

Turkish space efforts starts nearly 30 years ago. There was some attempts during 2000s. Some earth observation satellites produced in house and some launced. Then everything went dark. Until last 5 years.  Some companies working of IoT satellite constellations, one company working on an observation constellation (3m resolution ) and agency working on for astronaut program, and two moon project.

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #17 on: 09/09/2022 01:14 am »
Sierra Space has signed a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) with @US_TRANSCOM to work together to develop solutions using Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser spaceplanes, Shooting Star cargo modules, and on-orbit infrastructure.

https://twitter.com/SierraSpaceCo/status/1567875538412343296

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #18 on: 09/09/2022 05:10 am »
Sierra Space has signed a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) with @US_TRANSCOM to work together to develop solutions using Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser spaceplanes, Shooting Star cargo modules, and on-orbit infrastructure.

https://twitter.com/SierraSpaceCo/status/1567875538412343296
These are similar agreements to one RL signed and SpaceX with SS. I just don't see case for LVs replacing cargo planes when it comes to rapid deployment. A C5 Galaxy can be loaded and anywhere in world without 25-48hrs, good luck getting LV on pad with payload in that time. Still need weather to play ball.

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #19 on: 11/21/2022 06:28 pm »
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Riding on the shoulders of the Apollo generation, the Artemis missions will pave the way for humans to return to the moon, begin human exploration of Mars, and someday for humanity to reach the edges of our solar system and beyond.

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #20 on: 11/21/2022 07:32 pm »
Tenacity looks quite nice with her tiles in place.


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Re: Sierra Space
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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #24 on: 04/12/2023 07:04 pm »
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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #25 on: 09/25/2023 07:02 pm »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1706383170583581149

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Scoop – Sierra Space is raising near $300 million at about a $5 billion valuation from a consortium of Japanese investors, per CNBC sources, as the company pushes to get its Dream Chaser spaceplane flying:

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/25/sierra-space-fundraising-nearly-300-million-at-5-billion-valuation.html

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #26 on: 09/25/2023 10:22 pm »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1706383170583581149

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Scoop – Sierra Space is raising near $300 million at about a $5 billion valuation from a consortium of Japanese investors, per CNBC sources, as the company pushes to get its Dream Chaser spaceplane flying:

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/25/sierra-space-fundraising-nearly-300-million-at-5-billion-valuation.html


This smells like japanese investment FOMO, same as how Spaceflight Inc got bought out. It isn't enough to pull Dreamchaser over to H-3 (assuming that's even a thing in the face of HTV-X and the planned manned capsule variant).

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #28 on: 09/26/2023 12:47 pm »
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Re: Sierra Space
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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #30 on: 09/27/2023 02:32 pm »



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Sierra Space is a leading, pureplay commercial space company at the forefront of innovation and the commercialization of space in the Orbital Age™, building an end-to-end business and technology platform in space to benefit life on Earth.

With more than 30 years and 500 missions of space flight heritage, the company is enabling the future of space transportation with Dream Chaser®, the world’s only commercial spaceplane, and is bringing LIFE™ (Large Integrated Flexible Environment) to Low Earth Orbit with its modular, three-story commercial habitation and science platform.

Sierra Space also builds and delivers a host of systems and subsystems across solar power, mechanics and motion control, environmental control, life support, propulsion and thermal control, offering myriad space-as-a-service solutions for the new space economy.
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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #31 on: 10/23/2023 07:11 pm »
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1716522212004700401

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A rumor heard chatting with people at the #ascendspace conference today: the head of Sierra Space's commercial space station work, Neeraj Gupta, has left to go work for a competitor, Voyager Space. It comes amid questions about the future of the Orbital Reef station.

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #32 on: 11/16/2023 10:33 pm »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1725295561236943139

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Scoop – Sierra Space, the private company valued at over $5 billion, laid off hundreds of employees and contractors after shipping its first Dream Chaser spaceplane “Tenacity” for pre-launch testing this week:

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/11/16/sierra-space-layoffs.html

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Sierra Space lays off hundreds in push toward first Dream Chaser spaceplane launch
PUBLISHED THU, NOV 16 20236:29 PM EST

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Sierra Space, one of the sector’s most valuable private companies, laid off several hundred employees and contractors this week, CNBC has learned.

A spokesperson confirmed Sierra Space let go of about 165 employees on Thursday, but declined to specify the number of contractors affected.

Sierra Space’s realignment also includes adding nearly 150 employees with security clearances from Sierra Nevada Corp. to work on several classified contracts.

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #33 on: 11/28/2023 08:17 pm »
Sierra Space
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Our team is gearing up for the first-ever, full-scale LIFE Ultimate Burst Pressure (UBP). Today, the team at @NASA_Marshall is utilizing the legendary #NASA KAMAG transporter tractor to deliver the test article to a secure location on Redstone Arsenal.

https://twitter.com/SierraSpaceCo/status/1729535283329175791


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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #34 on: 11/28/2023 08:23 pm »
Sierra Space
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LIFE is constructed of high-strength "softgoods" materials, which become rigid when pressurized. The test article stands at 20.5 feet tall, with a diameter of 27 feet and internal volume of 10,000 cubic feet. For the UBP test, it is supported by a 100,000 lb test core and stand.

https://twitter.com/SierraSpaceCo/status/1729563630964769206


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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #35 on: 12/13/2023 02:44 am »
They did the burst test on this article tonight. It was quite the boom.

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Re: Sierra Space
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Re: Sierra Space
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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #38 on: 02/05/2024 04:43 pm »
BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!! Sierra prepare for go PUBLIC!!!

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-02-01/sierra-space-hastens-ipo-groundwork-ahead-of-spaceplane-debut

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Re: Sierra Space
« Reply #39 on: 02/05/2024 04:48 pm »
A little finance info...

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