Author Topic: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread  (Read 442657 times)

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #320 on: 01/23/2014 07:16 pm »
Announcement: November 2016 is the debut orbital launch of Dream Chaser on an Atlas V they have acquired.

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« Reply #321 on: 01/23/2014 07:18 pm »
That won't be it.....but they are talking about that deal for now. ULA happy about them buying an Atlas V - as you'd expect.

Getting a lot about Atlas V's reliability now.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #322 on: 01/23/2014 07:18 pm »
Announcement: November 2016 is the debut orbital launch of Dream Chaser on an Atlas V they have acquired.

Wow, much more significant than I thought.  Impressive. 

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #323 on: 01/23/2014 07:19 pm »
"If it's good enough for John Glenn, it's good enough for us" - Mark S.

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« Reply #324 on: 01/23/2014 07:20 pm »

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #325 on: 01/23/2014 07:21 pm »
Announcement: November 2016 is the debut orbital launch of Dream Chaser on an Atlas V they have acquired.

If SNC gets downselected, what would happen with that flight? Would they be allowed to flip it? That might be a question worth asking during the Q&A.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #326 on: 01/23/2014 07:21 pm »
And now on to LM with their work at MAF. Surely there's an OPF announcement coming when they get to the Space Florida guy.....

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #327 on: 01/23/2014 07:22 pm »
Ooooo, looking into working inside the O&C!

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #328 on: 01/23/2014 07:23 pm »
They will be using Lockheed Martin's space inside the O&C.

So no OPF deal!

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #329 on: 01/23/2014 07:23 pm »
Stupid question, but this is an unmanned flight, correct? So single-engine centaur? I was under the impression that ULA needed more time than that for DEC.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #330 on: 01/23/2014 07:24 pm »
Stupid question, but this is an unmanned flight, correct? So single-engine centaur? I was under the impression that ULA needed more time than that for DEC.

The only stupid question is the one not asked! ;D

Yeah, uncrewed. Not sure about Centaur.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #331 on: 01/23/2014 07:25 pm »
So Dream Chaser will be processed next to Orion.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #332 on: 01/23/2014 07:27 pm »
Blimey!

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #333 on: 01/23/2014 07:28 pm »
SLF will be Dream Chaser's landing spot, as expected.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #334 on: 01/23/2014 07:29 pm »
So that's why Space Florida are there, for the SLF deal.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #335 on: 01/23/2014 07:36 pm »
Steve Lindsay closing out the opening statements. Praise for Discovery, which is nice.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #336 on: 01/23/2014 07:37 pm »
Says STS-133 was his hardest landing. Big late crosswind. Wonder if that's been pointed out due to Dream Chaser references. Clever, if so.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #337 on: 01/23/2014 07:37 pm »
Praise for Discovery, which is nice.

"Not a thing wrong with the vehicle.".  Yup.  :)

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #338 on: 01/23/2014 07:39 pm »
Apparently Bob Cabana gave Steve a hard time when Steve was a young astro.

Wanted to work for SNC because he wanted to sustain HSF and the legacy of Shuttle (lifting bodies).

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #339 on: 01/23/2014 07:40 pm »
Heh..nice...

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