Sierra Nevada Corp. prepares for next round of Dream Chaser tests

Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) said its Dream Chaser vehicle is ready for a second round of test flights in California as it presses ahead with development of a version of that vehicle to transport cargo to the International Space Station. SNC said an engineering test article of the lifting body vehicle, having completed modifications at the company’s Louisville, Colorado, facility, is ready to ship to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California for a series of tests, including at least one glide flight scheduled for late this year. The tests build upon an earlier series the company carried out using the same vehicle in 2013. That test was a milestone in a Commercial Crew Development 2 agreement that the company had with NASA. Read More>>

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