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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #860 on: 06/03/2018 05:07 pm »
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Simonetta di Pippo, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs: when we issued a call for interest in flying experiments on SNC’s Dream Chaser last year, it was open only 6 weeks, but we received 150 responses from 75 countries. #DPSS18

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1003018612045688833

Simonetta di Pippo's presentation is at 7h10m of this video (discussion of DC' UN mission is at 7h29m):
https://livestream.com/accounts/9198012/events/8226938/videos/175748661
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #861 on: 06/03/2018 06:12 pm »
Simonetta di Pippo mentioned that the UN mission should happen in 2021 or 2022 depending on when the first flight of DC happens. It would last between 2 to 3 weeks but would not go to the ISS. There would be about 25 to 30 micro-gravity experiments plus some experiments outside of DC. Each experiment must have at least one sustainable development goal. It's open to developed countries but there is a focus on developing countries. Working with SNC on the announcement of opportunities.  It's a triangular cooperation between one or more developed country, developing or emerging countries and the UN Office for space affairs.
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #863 on: 07/01/2018 03:08 am »
Mark Sirangelo is leaving SNC: http://spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=51562

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #864 on: 07/07/2018 03:48 pm »
More on this:

Sirangelo leaving Sierra Nevada Corporation
http://spacenews.com/sirangelo-leaving-sierra-nevada-corporation/

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #865 on: 07/15/2018 04:26 am »
See the article linked below:

Article focused on Erin Ozmen.  I didn't notice anything new about Dream Chaser.  That said, I found it to be an interesting read.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesdigitalcovers/2018/07/11/meet-the-unknown-immigrant-billionaire-betting-her-fortune-to-take-on-musk-in-space/

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #866 on: 08/14/2018 03:31 am »

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #867 on: 08/30/2018 11:16 pm »
SNC Dream Chaser Capabilities Overview - 2018
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Published on Aug 30, 2018

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



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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #871 on: 12/18/2018 11:02 pm »
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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has won NASA approval to begin full-scale production of its Dream Chaser cargo spacecraft scheduled to make its first flight in about two years.

The company announced Dec. 18 that it completed a milestone in its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) 2 contract called Integrated Review 4. With that milestone, the company is cleared to move ahead into assembly of the Dream Chaser vehicle that will deliver cargo to the station.

https://spacenews.com/dream-chaser-cleared-to-begin-full-scale-production/
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #872 on: 12/19/2018 12:04 am »
Here is SNC's press release on this:

https://www.sncorp.com/press-releases/snc-dream-chaser-nasa-milestone-4/

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Subject matter experts from NASA and SNC thoroughly reviewed the Dream Chaser spacecraft design and its integrated performance with launch, ground and flight elements. Based on system capabilities, design maturity and the extensive data products presented, SNC and NASA jointly concluded the Dream Chaser program was ready to move to full-scale spacecraft manufacturing and testing.
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #876 on: 03/11/2019 09:13 pm »
https://twitter.com/SierraNevCorp/status/1103349053243510789

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SNC was honored to host @NASA Administrator @JimBridenstine at our Louisville, CO facilities. Our team updated him on the products & programs SNC is developing, showed him our Dream Chaser free flight test vehicle & took him to our production floor.

https://twitter.com/SierraNevCorp/status/1104056719125213185

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Our cargo module design is huge!  It’s being used for both our Dream Chaser spacecraft and our lunar Gateway design.  Here is @JimBridenstine taking a look at its large cargo capacity.
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #877 on: 03/21/2019 07:28 pm »
https://www.sncorp.com/press-releases/snc-dream-chaser-nasa-milestone-5/

SPARKS, Nev., March 21, 2019 (SNC PR) – Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft passed NASA’s Integrated Review Milestone 5 (IR5), a key status check on SNC’s performance of a variety of ground and flight operations.

IR5 demonstrates that the Dream Chaser team is on track to operate the space vehicle in advance of the first mission to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services Contract 2 (CRS-2).

“This milestone is a great accomplishment for the team focused on operations development and demonstration. It shows we can operate the Dream Chaser from the ground, including getting critical science in and out of the vehicle,” said John Curry, CRS-2 program director within SNC’s Space Systems business area.

The review included development of the vehicle’s flight computers and software, mission simulator and Mission Control Center.  SNC also performed cargo demonstrations using high fidelity mock-ups of the vehicle and its cargo module, showing loading and unloading time and efficiency.

Milestone testing took place at SNC’s Louisville, Colorado and NASA Kennedy Space Center facilities.  Data was also used from the Dream Chaser 2017 free-flight test at Edwards Air Force Base, California, with the help of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center.

“Our Dream Chaser team continues to successfully execute milestones as we move closer to getting this spacecraft into space,” said Fatih Ozmen, SNC’s owner and CEO.  “The orbital spacecraft is being built and this milestone demonstrates the vehicle keeps passing key reviews and is making great strides.”

Dream Chaser continues to meet technical and scheduled milestones on its way to first flight in spring 2021. The Dream Chaser will conduct at least six orbiting flights to the space station, delivering equipment and supplies to advance space exploration and then safely return life science and other time-critical items on a conventional runway.
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #878 on: 03/22/2019 12:43 am »
https://www.sncorp.com/press-releases/snc-dream-chaser-nasa-milestone-5/

Dream Chaser continues to meet technical and scheduled milestones on its way to first flight in spring 2021.
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #879 on: 03/24/2019 12:01 pm »
I had completely forgotten they had got a CRS-2 contract for the cargo variant. Nice to see that vehicle progressing.

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