SNC is in the process of closing a California facility that has worked on hybrid propulsion systems.
The U.S. Air Force leveraged a NASA-managed contracting vehicle in awarding SNC a $13.26 million contract to build a small satellite for space-environment monitoring, the service said.
A federal court ruled against a motion by Sierra Nevada Corp. Oct. 21 to reinstate a suspension of work on CCtCap contracts awarded by NASA last month.
Sierra Nevada Corp. filed suit in federal court Oct. 15, seeking to overturn a NASA decision to lift a stop-work order on commercial crew contracts it awarded to two other companies.
Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Space Systems division will build an experimental space environment monitoring satellite for the U.S. Department of Defense.
SNC executives said they are examining “strategic options” for keeping its Dream Chaser program going regardless of the protest’s outcome.
A scaled-down version of the Dream Chaser vehicle being developed by Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) would fly into orbit on Stratolaunch Systems’s air launch system as soon as the end of the decade in a concept the two companies unveiled Oct. 1
Two days after laying off about 100 employees who had been working on its Dream Chaser vehicle, SNC filed a protest with the GAO of a commercial crew contract it lost.
NASA is soon to award one or more Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts meant to provide the agency by the end of 2017 with a U.S. alternative to Russian Soyuz vehicles for transporting astronauts to and from the international space station.
The work is part of the $227.5 million CCiCap Space Act Agreement Sierra Nevada got from NASA in 2012.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sierra Nevada will go ahead with the first orbital test flight of its Dream Chaser in November 2016 whether or not his firm wins a CCtCAP).
The company's $101.9 million Space Act Agreement culminated with a free-flight test of a mockup of the company’s Dream Chaser spaceplane.
Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Space Systems division is confident its Dream Chaser spaceship can meet the agency’s 2017 deadline.