In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Sierra Nevada selects ULA to rocket Dream Chaser to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA announced Wednesday it will study two potential secondary mission spacecraft, one of which could be selected to launch with the agency’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe in late 2024.
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Private Dream Chaser space plane will ride new Vulcan rocket for NASA cargo launchesCoalition Members in the News – Northrop Grumman, United Launch AllianceSpace.com (8/14): On Wednesday, Sierra Nevada announced it has selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) and the new Vulcan Centaur rocket for launch services for the company’s winged, reusable Dream Chaser spacecraft in resupplying the six person International Space Station (ISS) through 2024. Sierra Nevada is one of three companies selected by NASA in January 2016 to launch cargo to the Space Station under a second phase of Commercial Resupply Services agreements. Sierra Nevada’s initial launch is planned for late 2021. Under the second phase, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus and SpaceX’s Dragon will continue to launch cargo to the Station as well.
NASA selects proposals to further study the fundamental nature of spacePhysics.org (814): NASA announced Wednesday it will study two potential secondary mission spacecraft, ...