NASA Awards Sierra Nevada Corp Commercial Resupply Mission To The ISS

Posted: Jan 15 2016, 6:20am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
SNC's Dream Chaser
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NASA today awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems a Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract for cargo missions to the International Space Station and back. To this extent, SNC will run at least 6 cargo delivery missions to the ISS using its Dream Chaser Cargo System.

“SNC is honored to be selected by NASA for this critical U.S. program,” said Eren Ozmen, president of Sierra Nevada Corporation.

“In such a major competition, we are truly humbled by the show of confidence in SNC and look forward to successfully demonstrating the extensive capabilities of the Dream Chaser spacecraft to the world. SNC’s receipt of this award is an American Dream come true for all of us,” Ozmen added. “We thank NASA, the Administration and Congress for recognizing the importance of this vital program by supporting the CRS2 contract.”

The CRS2 program will enable SNC to land its Dream Chaser spacecraft on runways and permit reusability of the spacecraft for resupply missions to the ISS up to 2024.

The Dream Chaser spacecraft is owned and operated by SNC and has been used for up to 6 years for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, a participation that leverages on over NASA’s 40 years of space shuttle development and heritage.

NASA’s corporate vice president of SNC’s Space Systems, Mark N. Sirangelo, disclosed that “The Dream Chaser Cargo System offers NASA a safe, reliable and affordable solution for ISS cargo delivery, return and disposal, ensuring the effective utilization and sustainability of the ISS for years to come.”

Sirangelo added that within a few years to come, a US winged vehicle launch will return to Earth from space and land on a runway. He commended university, international, and NASA for partnering with the organization to open up space missions up to private companies, promising to do his best to exceed all expectations.

The Dream Chaser program will still be situated in Louisville, Colorado; although SNC might later expand to other parts of the Colorado and parts of the US in deference to partnership requirements. Under the CRS2 contract, the Dream Team is now in 25 states and present in 15 countries around the world.

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