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Offline TrevorMonty

Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #280 on: 01/07/2014 08:29 AM »
Makes sense, both USA LV providers a working on their own manned capsules .
 This partnership will allow ESA to compete in manned space flight.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #281 on: 01/07/2014 10:09 AM »
Makes sense, both USA LV providers a working on their own manned capsules .
 This partnership will allow ESA to compete in manned space flight.
Nope. ESA does not 'compete' in manned space flight with any other space agency (or country). This is about what ESA has been doing for a long time: cooperate with other space agencies AND commercial parties to achieve it's goals in space.
My bet that this is either the formal anouncement of the study-contract (involving, ESA, DLR and Sierra Nevada) or the preliminary results of that study. The study was contracted out last november.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #282 on: 01/07/2014 02:02 PM »
Makes sense, both USA LV providers a working on their own manned capsules .
 This partnership will allow ESA to compete in manned space flight.
Nope. ESA does not 'compete' in manned space flight with any other space agency (or country). This is about what ESA has been doing for a long time: cooperate with other space agencies AND commercial parties to achieve it's goals in space.
My bet that this is either the formal anouncement of the study-contract (involving, ESA, DLR and Sierra Nevada) or the preliminary results of that study. The study was contracted out last november.

Would the ESA purchase their own flights to the ISS, or would they use Dream Chaser for standalone LEO science missions ?

Of course, the best part of this news is that it gives the Dream Chaser program additional funding, and will help move it to completion.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #283 on: 01/07/2014 03:54 PM »
Makes sense, both USA LV providers a working on their own manned capsules .
 This partnership will allow ESA to compete in manned space flight.
Nope. ESA does not 'compete' in manned space flight with any other space agency (or country). This is about what ESA has been doing for a long time: cooperate with other space agencies AND commercial parties to achieve it's goals in space.
My bet that this is either the formal anouncement of the study-contract (involving, ESA, DLR and Sierra Nevada) or the preliminary results of that study. The study was contracted out last november.

Would the ESA purchase their own flights to the ISS, or would they use Dream Chaser for standalone LEO science missions ?

Of course, the best part of this news is that it gives the Dream Chaser program additional funding, and will help move it to completion.

This was discussed on L2 previously. It's probably what Woods said. No more. There is a big difference betwen a study and an actual crew transportation contract with ESA.
« Last Edit: 01/07/2014 03:56 PM by yg1968 »

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #284 on: 01/08/2014 10:04 AM »
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/International_Space_Station/Helping_make_Dream_Chaser_a_reality

8 January 2014  ESA and American company Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), have signed an understanding to identify areas of collaboration with European industry for developing hardware and mission concepts for the Dream Chaser orbital transportation system.
« Last Edit: 01/08/2014 10:04 AM by Jester »

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #285 on: 01/08/2014 12:06 PM »
Obvious Dream Chaser article will be worked today. There's a teleconference, ESA's release and probably one from SNC to come - plus our own resources.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #286 on: 01/08/2014 12:42 PM »
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/International_Space_Station/Helping_make_Dream_Chaser_a_reality

8 January 2014  ESA and American company Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), have signed an understanding to identify areas of collaboration with European industry for developing hardware and mission concepts for the Dream Chaser orbital transportation system.
As a side note this image shows the old revision of the International Berthing Docking Mechanism (IBDM) which isn't compatible with the current revision of the NASA Docking System (NDS)/International Docking System Standard (IDSS) that is planned to be used on the International Docking Adapters (IDA).

EDIT: Just checked the image description and apparently it's from 2012.
« Last Edit: 01/08/2014 12:46 PM by manboy »
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #287 on: 01/08/2014 04:24 PM »
Ok, that was very interesting (the media event). Will start an article soon. Audio from the event in L2.

Offline TrevorMonty

Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #288 on: 01/08/2014 06:15 PM »
Collaboration with ESA may effect their NASA funding.  Not sure NASA would want to finance DC if it is not using a USA LV.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #289 on: 01/09/2014 12:28 AM »
SNC Press Release about cooperation study with ESA:
http://www.sncspace.com/press_more_info.php?id=372
« Last Edit: 01/09/2014 12:29 AM by yg1968 »

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #290 on: 01/09/2014 01:07 PM »
Thanks to the healthy response to my latest article, I've created a standalone thread.

Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/01/dream-chasers-european-deal-opens-ambitions/

Discussion for that article:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33760.0

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #292 on: 01/16/2014 10:55 PM »
I know it's child-like, but I just love to read about DC moving forward, I hope to see pics on this web site of the Dream Chaser docked to the ISS.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #293 on: 01/16/2014 11:37 PM »
More good news for Dream Chaser:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/01/dream-chaser-another-ccicap-milestone/

Really enjoyed that Chris.

Great new for SNC & Dreamchaser. I hope they at least get the 0.5 funding (though the full funding profile would be ideal).
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #294 on: 01/17/2014 12:16 AM »
While still a rumor:

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A potential scenario that has been put forward by sources claims two providers may survive, one at full funding, another with half funding – the “1.5″ scenario. It has also been suggested that SpaceX and SNC are classed as the front runners.

So even with less funding than Boeing, SNC has shown tenacity, technical prowess, and most of all the savvy business skills to come from behind it would seem.  Of course the real test will be when CCtCap reviews all the proposals.
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #295 on: 01/17/2014 01:59 AM »
Great new article Chris and great news for "the little spaceplane that could"

EVERYONE that loves DC should be talking up all of these great articles on FB... play up the stuff the general public loves like that it looks like a baby shuttle, that it has fuzzy dice, that SNC is the underdog...

sometimes rumors spread enough to come true.

(here's mine  ... https://www.facebook.com/larry.pieniazek/posts/10152238110601804 )
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #296 on: 01/17/2014 02:16 AM »
Great new article Chris and great news for "the little spaceplane that could"

EVERYONE that loves DC should be talking up all of these great articles on FB... play up the stuff the general public loves like that it looks like a baby shuttle, that it has fuzzy dice, that SNC is the underdog...

sometimes rumors spread enough to come true.

(here's mine  ... https://www.facebook.com/larry.pieniazek/posts/10152238110601804 )

Way ahead of you!  :) 

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #297 on: 01/21/2014 08:24 PM »
January 21, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY M14-020

Sierra Nevada Corporation Announces Dream Chaser Expansion Along Florida’s Space Coast

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Sparks, Nev., will announce expansion plans for its Dream Chaser Space System program in a news conference Thursday, Jan. 23, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The announcement will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website at 3 p.m. EST.

SNC officials will discuss the company’s plans for expansion in the Kennedy area and the current status of the Dream Chaser program. Others will join the briefing to discuss how these developments assist in creating jobs and investment opportunities on the Space Coast that support Kennedy's transformation into a multi-user spaceport.
The news conference will take place at Kennedy’s Press Site Television Auditorium. NASA TV will air the news conference prior to the launch of the agency’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L. Liftoff of TDRS-L on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is targeted for 9:05 p.m.
Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of SNC’s Space Systems, will make the announcements and be joined by:
-- Bob Cabana, Kennedy Space Center director
-- Michael Gass, United Launch Alliance president and CEO
-- Frank DiBello, Space Florida president and CEO
-- Larry Price, Lockheed Martin Space Systems deputy program manager for NASA's Orion spacecraft
-- Steve Lindsey, Sierra Nevada Corporation Dream Chaser program manager
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #298 on: 01/21/2014 08:25 PM »
Could be Dream Chaser heading into the last remaining OPF......


January 21, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY M14-020

Sierra Nevada Corporation Announces Dream Chaser Expansion along Florida’s Space Coast

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Sparks, Nev., will announce expansion plans for its Dream Chaser Space System program in a news conference Thursday, Jan. 23, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The announcement will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website at 3 p.m. EST.

SNC officials will discuss the company’s plans for expansion in the Kennedy area and the current status of the Dream Chaser program. Others will join the briefing to discuss how these developments assist in creating jobs and investment opportunities on the Space Coast that support Kennedy's transformation into a multi-user spaceport.

The news conference will take place at Kennedy’s Press Site Television Auditorium. NASA TV will air the news conference prior to the launch of the agency’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L. Liftoff of TDRS-L on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is targeted for 9:05 p.m.

Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of SNC’s Space Systems, will make the announcements and be joined by:

-- Bob Cabana, Kennedy Space Center director
-- Michael Gass, United Launch Alliance president and CEO
-- Frank DiBello, Space Florida president and CEO
-- Larry Price, Lockheed Martin Space Systems deputy program manager for NASA's Orion spacecraft
-- Steve Lindsey, Sierra Nevada Corporation Dream Chaser program manager

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #299 on: 01/21/2014 08:52 PM »
Could be Dream Chaser heading into the last remaining OPF......


January 21, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY M14-020

Sierra Nevada Corporation Announces Dream Chaser Expansion along Florida’s Space Coast

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Sparks, Nev., will announce expansion plans for its Dream Chaser Space System program in a news conference Thursday, Jan. 23, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The announcement will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website at 3 p.m. EST.

SNC officials will discuss the company’s plans for expansion in the Kennedy area and the current status of the Dream Chaser program. Others will join the briefing to discuss how these developments assist in creating jobs and investment opportunities on the Space Coast that support Kennedy's transformation into a multi-user spaceport.

The news conference will take place at Kennedy’s Press Site Television Auditorium. NASA TV will air the news conference prior to the launch of the agency’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L. Liftoff of TDRS-L on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is targeted for 9:05 p.m.

Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of SNC’s Space Systems, will make the announcements and be joined by:

-- Bob Cabana, Kennedy Space Center director
-- Michael Gass, United Launch Alliance president and CEO
-- Frank DiBello, Space Florida president and CEO
-- Larry Price, Lockheed Martin Space Systems deputy program manager for NASA's Orion spacecraft
-- Steve Lindsey, Sierra Nevada Corporation Dream Chaser program manager

And maybe more details and pictures/drawings of the planned launch processing etc. etc. :-)

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