Executives with Sierra Nevada Corporation said Nov. 13 they believed the recent glide flight of a Dream Chaser test article was successful and they won’t need to fly that vehicle again.
The company confirmed that the Dream Chaser vehicle can meet NASA requirements for transporting cargo to and from the space station.
Sierra Nevada Corp. said July 28 its Dream Chaser vehicle is ready for a second round of test flights in California as it presses ahead with development of a version to transport cargo to the ISS.
Sierra Nevada Corp.’s win of a NASA contract to ferry cargo to the International Space Station will trigger a $36 million investment by the 22-nation European Space Agency following a cooperation agreement to be signed in the coming weeks.
Sierra Nevada Corp. expects to start a new series of unpowered flight tests of its Dream Chaser spacecraft in early 2016 as the company awaits the outcome of a NASA commercial cargo competition.