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SNC Selects ULA’s Vulcan Centaur for Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Launches Beginning in 2021

14 Aug 2019, 18:44 UTC
SNC Selects ULA’s Vulcan Centaur for Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Launches Beginning in 2021
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Dream Chaser lands (Credit: NASA)

SPARKS, Nev., August 14, 2019 (Sierra Nevada PR) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader, owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) as the launch vehicle provider for the Dream Chaser® spacecraft’s six NASA missions to the International Space Station. The Dream Chaser will launch aboard ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rockets for its cargo resupply and return services to the space station, starting in 2021.

“Dream
Chaser can launch from any conventional rocket so we had great
options,” said SNC CEO Fatih Ozmen. “SNC selected ULA because of our
strong collaboration on the Dream Chaser program, their proven safety
record and on-time performance. This is bringing America’s spaceplane
and America’s rocket together for best-of-breed innovation and
exploration.”

Under
NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) contract, the Dream
Chaser will deliver more than 12,000 pounds of pressurized and
unpressurized cargo to the space station and remains attached for up to
75 days as an orbiting laboratory. Once the mated mission is complete,
the Dream Chaser disposes about 7,000 pounds of space station ...

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